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Former Rep. Duncan Hunter gets full pardon from Trump


Last updated 12/22/2020 at 5:35pm

This Dec. 3, 2019, file photo shows California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter leaving federal court in San Diego. Hunter submitted his resignation Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, effective Jan. 13, after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, leaving one of the Republican's few remaining House seats in heavily Democratic California. Hunter's departure ends his family's political dynasty in which he and his father, Duncan L. Hunter, represented the San Diego County district for nearly 30 years. AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file photo

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The former Rep. Duncan Hunter, who pleaded guilty last year to using campaign funds for personal expenses and was weeks away from beginning an 11-month prison sentence, received a full pardon Tuesday, Dec. 22 from President Donald Trump.

Hunter represented the 50th Congressional District in San Diego County, with a portion of which stretches into southwestern Riverside County.

According to a statement from the White House, the pardon was issued ``at the request of many members of Congress'' and was supported by Bradley Smith, former Federal Election Commission chairman.


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