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PoliticsGOP Rep. Duncan Hunter’s Wife Is Expected to Plead Guilty in Their Fraud Case

00:35  13 june  2019
00:35  13 june  2019 Source:   lawandcrime.com

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Republican Congressman Duncan D. Hunter and his wife , Margaret, pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to federal charges they stole a quarter million dollars in campaign funds to furnish their lavish lifestyle. Boy demands apology from Mike Pence. GOP Rep . Hunter pleads not guilty to charges.

U. S . Rep . Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and his wife , Margaret Hunter , have pleaded not guilty after being indicted this week on charges of improperly spending more than 0 Their next hearing is scheduled for Sept. Duncan Hunter (@ Rep _ Hunter ) left the courthouse without speaking to media.

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter’s Wife Is Expected to Plead Guilty in Their Fraud Case© Provided by Mediaite, LLC[Image via Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images]

Margaret Hunter, a co-defendant in a federal fraud case with her husband Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif., 50th District), is expected to plead guilty. A change of plea hearing is set for Thursday at 10 a.m. in a San Diego court, according to federal records.

The couple allegedly misused about $250,000 in campaign donations for personal expenses. In one incident, Rep. Hunter planned on buying a pair of “Hawaii shorts” for golf, but didn’t immediately have the money. Mrs. Hunter allegedly suggested a plan:

[Margaret Hunter] counseled [Duncan Hunter] to buy the shorts at a golf pro shop so that they could falsely describe the purchase later as ‘some [golf] balls for the wounded warriors.’

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter’s wife changing plea in criminal case

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter’s wife changing plea in criminal case She is set to plead guilty.

Rep . Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) and his wife pleaded not guilty Thursday to allegations of widespread misspending of campaign funds on personal items — from family vacations to video games to private school tuition. The arraignment in San Diego federal court was the first court appearance for Hunter

California Rep . Duncan Hunter and his wife were indicted for using more than 0,000 of campaign money to fund their family's lifestyle, and pleaded not guilty . The panelists discussed the impact of the charges on Hunter ' s re-election bid and the party in the upcoming midterm elections.

The congressman memorably shifted responsibility for any alleged financial problems from himself to his wife.

“When I went away to Iraq in 2003, the first time, I gave her power of attorney,” he said last year. “She handled my finances throughout my entire military career and that continued on when I got into Congress. She was also the campaign manager, so whatever she did, that’ll be looked at, too, I’m sure, but I didn’t do it.”

The couple pleaded not guilty at first.

Margaret Hunter’s attorney did not immediately respond to a Law&Crime request for comment.

“We are aware of Mrs. Hunter scheduling a hearing to change her plea,” Rep. Hunter’s lawyer Gregory Vega told The San Diego Union Tribune. “At this time, that does not change anything regarding Congressman Hunter. There are still significant motions that need to be litigated, specifically the speech or debate clause of the U.S. Constitution.”

Colin Kalmbacher contributed to this report.

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