California congressman Duncan Hunter and wife charged with corruption

California congressman Duncan Hunter and wife charged with corruption

California congressman Duncan Hunter and wife charged with corruption

In April 2015, Margaret Hunter spent almost $1,000 in campaign funds to fly her mother and her mother's boyfriend to Poland and later told the campaign treasurer they were campaign trips to New Orleans and Kentucky.

Facing charges of spending hundreds of thousands in campaign funds on video games, groceries, and vacations, one of Donald Trump's first congressional backers blamed his own wife.

Still, he added, "My campaign did make mistakes".

Campa-Najjar said he was hopeful of breaking the Hunter family's almost 40-year hold on the district that runs largely east of coastal San Diego, abutting Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base and stretches toward a remote area near the U.S. -Mexico border.

Hunter said that he has been a "prolific fundraiser" and has raised "millions and millions of dollars for the Republican party, and for myself and other candidates".

In 2015, Hunter told his wife he wanted to buy a pair of "Hawaii shorts" but had run out of money, the indictment said.

Prosecutors allege that over the years Hunter and his wife used the money on vacations, dining out, pet airfare, and more.

Provided multiple opportunities to censure his opponent for the federal crimes enumerated in the indictment, Campa-Najjar instead stressed Hunter's virtues, painting a picture of a well-meaning public servant corrupted by his time in office.

Duncan Hunter on Wednesday denied the charges he and his wife, Margaret, face relating to their alleged misuse of his congressional campaign funds, a day after a 47-page indictment on the matter was unsealed.

"People need to educate themselves and if you are going to vote in criminals, you are going to get this type of behavior - he's a criminal", said Green.

He also said that his wife handled most of the family expenses when he was first deployed to Iraq in 2003 and that she continued to manage them when he joined Congress.

Hunter said he thinks he can still win re-election. He referred to the U.S. Justice Department as "the Democrats' arm of law enforcement" and said the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the department are "a politically motivated group of folks".

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. "They overdrew their bank account more than 1,100 times in a 7-year period resulting in approximately $37,761 in "overdraft" and "insufficient funds" bank fees".

He told Fox News that he also paid back $60,000 to his campaign and that the allegations are "pure politics" ahead of the November election.

Many Democrats have characterized recent indictments of Trump administration officials and unethical use of campaign funds by Republican leaders as symptomatic of broader, deep-rooted corruption inside the Beltway.

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