Fla. lawmaker Richard Steinberg resigns over sexy texts to prosecutor Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida lawmaker says he is resigning after admitting he sent suggestive and harassing texts to a married federal prosecutor.

   Richard Steinberg announced Friday he is immediately resigning from the Florida House. The resignation comes two days after news reports that he used a hidden identity to send unsolicited messages to assistant U.S. Attorney Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos.

   The Miami Beach Democrat returned home from the Capitol after The Miami Herald reported the story Wednesday. In a statement announcing the resignation, Steinberg apologized to everyone he's hurt and asked for privacy while he deals with personal affairs.

   Steinberg is married and has a young daughter.

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