Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will plead guilty in federal court on Tuesday, CNN confirmed on Monday.
“I think it’s important that people know that I did make mistakes. I did not properly monitor or account for my campaign money,” Hunter said, adding, “I am responsible for my campaign and what happens to my campaign money.”
Hunter had long denied he had misused any campaign funds, despite federal prosecutors charging he had fraudulently spent more than $200,000 on expenses that included a $14,000 Italian vacation and thousands of dollars on routine items like groceries, bedding and other household items. This news comes months after his wife, Margaret, pleaded guilty in June to conspiring with her husband to “knowingly and willingly” convert campaign funds for personal use and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.
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