Former Rep. Duncan Hunter sentenced to 11 months

How a local newspaper reporter helped expose Rep. Duncan Hunter's corruption Former Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter on Tuesday was sentenced to 11 months in prison and three years of parole for corruption charges. Hunter at first called the allegations a “witch hunt,” then pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to misuse campaign funds.

Prosecutors said he used more than $200,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses, including a $14,000 Italian vacation and routine items like groceries and bedding.

Hunter, who resigned from Congress in January, said in the hearing that he took “full responsibility for any dime that was spent by me or anyone else on my campaign.”

Hunter’s wife, Margaret, pleaded guilty to conspiring with her husband to misuse $25,000 in campaign funds, and has yet to be sentenced.

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