Representative Duncan Hunter (R-Ca.), Who has been accused by the federal government of illegally slipping more than $ 250,000 in campaign funds to cover his personal expenses, will plead guilty, his lawyer said. The Post Monday.
Hunter's lawyer, Paul Pfingst, confirmed to the Post that the Californian Republican would face a conspiracy in a plea bargain.
Hunter, who represents the San Diego area at home, was indicted with his wife Margaret, who was his campaign manager, in August 2018.
The 48-page court documents accused the Hunter duo of spending $ 250,000 in campaign funds for family vacations in Italy and Hawaii, tuition for their children, theater tickets, restaurant dentist visits and even plane tickets for their rabbit. , Eggburt, to travel with them.
The California Republican has also been accused of funding several extramarital affairs using campaign contributions.
After initially pleading not guilty, Hunter blamed poor use of funds on his better half.
"(Margaret) was also the campaign manager, so whatever she did, she'll be examined too, I'm sure, but I did not do it, I did not spend any money illegally, "Hunter told Fox News' Bret Baier in an interview last August.
Hunter went on to say, "My campaign has made mistakes. Money was spent for things not by me but by the campaign, and I repaid it before my last election. "
GOP Representative Duncan Hunter Leaves Federal Court After Motions Hearing Held in San Diego in October.AP
The besieged congressman then accused his wife more and more, claiming that when he was deployed to Iraq while serving in the Marine Corps, he gave Margaret a power of attorney and allowed her to manage her finances from that moment.
Margaret Hunter changed her guilty plea in June, signing an agreement requiring her to participate in the investigation of her husband.
In another interview, Hunter claimed that "partisan Democratic prosecutors" had chosen his charge to influence his position in the November mid-term elections. Hunter has always won and still represents the 52nd district of California.
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