Duncan Hunter pleads responsible to misuse of marketing campaign funds
U.S. Consultant Duncan Hunter arrives at court docket the place he was anticipated to plead responsible to federal prices stemming from allegations that he and his spouse misused marketing campaign funds in San Diego, California, U.S., December 3, 2019.
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Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., pleaded responsible on Tuesday in federal court docket to a single felony depend of misuse of marketing campaign funds, Reuters reported.
He and his spouse had been charged with 60 prison counts of marketing campaign finance violations in August 2018. They had been beneath hearth for allegedly misusing marketing campaign funds on private objects akin to holidays, fuel and groceries.
Hunter had denied any wrongdoing, initially pleading not responsible and labeling his prosecution a “witch hunt.”
In an interview with KUSI News on Monday when he introduced he deliberate to alter his plea, Hunter mentioned, “I feel it is vital that individuals know that I did make errors. I didn’t correctly monitor or account for my marketing campaign cash. I justify my plea with the understanding that I’m…