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In an exclusive interview, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter says his “only hope is that the judge does not sentence my wife to jail.”@Rep_Hunter‘s change of plea hearing will be before Judge Thomas J. Whelan on December 3, 2019.

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According to prosecutors, Hunter and his wife Margaret improperly spent more than $250,000 in campaign donations on personal expenses such as plane tickets, restaurant meals, dentistry, gas and golfing.
Hunter allegedly used a campaign credit card to cover the $1,008 tab for a sexy ski weekend with one lobbyist lover near Lake Tahoe. He also took the same woman on a weekend trip to Virginia Beach, prosecutors said.
When his wife changed her flight for a planned campaign trip to Washington, Hunter took the opportunity to stay at a Capitol Hill hotel with the same paramour in June 2011, prosecutors said.
After that relationship ended in 2012, Hunter spent campaign cash on affairs with four other women, prosecutors said.
Hunter is charged with using campaign funds for personal expenses, ranging from groceries to family vacations. The trial date for Congressman Duncan D. Hunter’s corruption charges was scheduled for Jan. 22, 2020.
Duncan Hunter 3Rep. Duncan Hunter, [photo] and his wife Margaret are alleged to have spent more than $250,000 of campaign donors’ money on family expenses like trips, groceries and theater tickets

Congressman Duncan D. Hunter announced that he will plead guilty to one count of misuse of campaign funds in Tuesday’s court appearance.
Hunter’s announcement was updated on the U.S. District Court docket Monday morning. His change of plea hearing is set for December 3, before Judge Thomas J. Whelan.
Hunter and his wife were both indicted on campaign finance violations last year and pled not guilty.
Soon after, Hunter suggested in a national TV interview that his wife, who also served as his campaign chairwoman, was to blame for any accounting issues.

“Whatever she did, that will be looked at, too, I’m sure,” Hunter told Fox News. “But I didn’t do it.”
Margaret later flipped, agreeing to plead guilty in June under a deal that reportedly included a promise she would testify against her husband.
Hunter, 42, was scheduled to go to trial next month.
Margaret Hunter is due to be sentenced April 13.
For 39 years, the Hunter family has represented San Diego in the 50th Congressional District, but that may come to an end next year, but with a swing in political fortunes , several challengers have entered the race for the 50th Congressional District, most of whom are fellow Republicans, since the charges were brought against the congressman.
42-year-old Rep. Hunter is being challenged by former Congressman Darrell Issa, Carl DeMaio, State Senator Brian Jones, as well as Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar.


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