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Former San Diego-area Rep. Duke Cunningham pardoned by Trump


Last updated 1/20/2021 at 8:08am

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Former Rep. Randy "Duke'' Cunningham was among 73 people pardoned by President Donald Trump hours before his term expires today.

Cunningham was sentenced in 2006 to eight years and four months in prison for his guilty pleas to conspiracy and tax evasion for taking $2.4 million in bribes in return for unduly influencing the awarding of Defense Department contracts. He was released in 2013.

After being incarcerated, Cunningham denied accepting bribes and said he regretted his plea.

Cunningham, a Republican, represented portions of San Diego County in Congress from Jan. 3, 19...

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