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Federal judge denies Hunter's motion to dismiss indictment


Last updated 7/15/2019 at 9:59am

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge on Monday, July 8 denied Rep. Duncan Hunter's requests to dismiss a 60-count indictment that accuses the congressman of misusing $250,000 in campaign funds and to have prosecutors on the case recused due to alleged political bias.

U.S. District Judge Thomas J. Whelan also denied Hunter's request to have the trial – slated for Sept. 10 in Whelan's courtroom – moved outside of San Diego.

Hunter, 42, is accused of spending campaign funds on personal expenses. Prosecutors alleges he and his wife Margaret went on expensive family trips and made scores of other i...

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