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Foley checks in
to alcohol rehab

Foley checks in
to alcohol rehab

Former congressman Mark Foley, under FBI investigation for e-mail exchanges with teenage male congressional pages, has checked himself in to a rehabilitation facility for alcoholism treatment and accepts responsibility for his actions, his attorney acknowledged Monday. The attorney, David Roth, would not identify the facility but told an Associated Press reporter in Florida that Foley had checked himself in over the weekend. ''I strongly believe that I am an alcoholic and have accepted the need for immediate treatment for alcoholism and other behavioral problems,'' Foley said in a statement, Roth confirmed to the AP. Foley abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday after reports surfaced that he'd sent sexually charged electronic messages to boys working as congressional pages. ''I deeply regret and accept full responsibility for the harm I have caused,'' Foley said. The FBI, meanwhile, said late Sunday that it ''is conducting an assessment to see if there's been a violation of federal law,'' according to FBI spokesman Richard Kolko. (Lara Jakes Jordan, AP)

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