Rep. Duncan Hunter pleads guilty in campaign misappropriation case
Last updated 12/6/2019 at 2:19am
SAN DIEGO (AP) – California Rep. Duncan Hunter gave up his yearlong fight against federal corruption charges and pleaded guilty Tuesday, Dec. 3, to misusing his campaign funds, paving the way for the six-term Republican to step down.
Hunter changed his not guilty plea at a federal hearing in San Diego Tuesday in a dramatic reversal.
For more than a year, Hunter had insisted that criminal charges against him and his wife were the result of a conspiracy of the "deep state" meant to drive him from office in the Democrat-dominated state.
Hunter, an early supporte...