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Former California Rep. Duncan Hunter gets 11 months in prison

 

Last updated 3/21/2020 at 3:30pm

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Convicted former Rep. Duncan Hunter, left, walks toward a court building for sentencing Tuesday, March 17, in San Diego. Hunter faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty on a corruption charge. Hunter served six terms representing one of Southern California's last solidly Republican districts before he resigned.

Julie Watson

The Associated Press

A federal judge Tuesday, March 17, sentenced former California Republican Rep. Duncan to 11 months in prison after he pleaded guilty for stealing his campaign funds and spending the money on everything from outings with friends to his daughter's birthday party.

The former Marine's defense attorneys had asked for home confinement, citing his military service including fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan and his nearly six terms in Congress. Hunter resigned from Congress in January after representing one of Southern California's last solidly Republican district...



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