WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 10: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) speaks to the media just before a portray he uncovered offensive and taken out is rehung on the U.S. Capitol partitions on January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Ca, is anticipated to look in federal court on Tuesday to plead guilty for expending extra than $200,000 in campaign resources on individual costs, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
The agent and his spouse were being billed with 60 prison counts of campaign finance violations in August 2018. The pair allegedly misused campaign resources, expending it on vacations, fuel, groceries and surgeries, amongst other individual costs.
According to Politico, Hunter instructed Television set station KUSI in San Diego that “Tomorrow, on Tuesday, I am going to adjust my plea to guilty.”
He also indicated that he will not run for re-election.
Hunter has denied any wrongdoing for several years. He originally pleaded not guilty, referring to his individual prosecution as a “witch hunt” when he and his spouse were being billed.
“There has been a regular barrage of misinformation and salacious headlines in our media with regards to this subject,” he stated in a statement very last calendar year. “I purposely select to continue to be silent, not to feed into this witch-hunt and believe in the approach.”
Margaret Hunter, his spouse and previous campaign treasurer, took a plea offer before this calendar year, admitting to her purpose in the scandal and agreeing to testify against her spouse. That set tension on the congressman to strike his individual offer.
Federal Election Commission finance procedures prohibit using campaign resources for individual use.
Hunter’s demo was scheduled for Jan. 22. The California lawmaker, who’s about to transform forty three this Saturday, did not right away reply to a ask for for remark from CNBC.