(Washington Post) Late on a Tuesday evening, at a bistro that serves $11 mojitos, the congressman and the undercover officer talked about cocaine.
They talked about how much the congressman would have to pay for it. They talked about the quality of the drug for sale. Finally, they made a deal: $250 for 3.5 grams, an amount generally bought for personal use.
Outside, in a car, the drug and money changed hands. And then, suddenly, there were feds outside the vehicle.
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Before that moment, Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., had built a remarkable double life in Washington — and built it in record time.