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Judge approves request to delay Hunter surrender date as late as 2021


Last updated 5/7/2020 at 6:51pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego federal judge today approved a joint request from the federal government and Duncan Hunter's attorney to delay the ex-congressman's self-surrender date until as late as the first week of January 2021 to begin serving an 11-month prison sentence for misusing campaign funds.

The motion filed Tuesday states "this extension is appropriate due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the unknown impacts the disease will have in the coming months.''

Hunter, 43, who pleaded guilty last year to a federal conspiracy charge for misusing campaign funds, was sentenced in March...

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