Duncan Hunter anticipated to change plea to guilty in federal court

Duncan Hunter anticipated to change plea to guilty in federal court - us-canada

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 10: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) speaks to the media prior to a painting he found offensive and eliminated is rehung on the U.S. Capitol walls on January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Ca, is expected to appear in federal court on Tuesday to plead guilty for spending more than $200,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The agent and his wife were charged with 60 criminal counts of campaign finance violations in August 2018. The couple allegedly misused campaign funds, spending it on holidays, gas, groceries and operations, among other personal expenditures.

Based on Politico, Hunter told TV station KUSI in San Diego which “Tomorrow, on Tuesday, I’m going to change my plea to guilty.”

He also indicated that he won’t run for re-election.

Hunter has denied any wrongdoing for ages. He originally pleaded not guilty, speaking to his own prosecution because a “witch hunt” when he and his wife were charged.

“There has been a constant barrage of misinformation and salacious headlines in our media regarding this matter,” he explained in a announcement last year. “I purposely choose to remain silent, not to feed into this witch-hunt and trust the process.”

Margaret Hunter, his wife and former campaign treasurer, took a plea bargain earlier this season, confessing for her role in the scandal and agreeing to testify against her husband. That put pressure on the congressman to attack his own thing.

Federal Election Commission fund principles prohibit using campaign funds for personal use.

Hunter’s trial was scheduled for Jan. 22. The California lawmaker, who is going to flip 43 this Saturday, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC.

Duncan Hunter anticipated to change plea to guilty in federal court - us-canada

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