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|December 14, 2019|
Congressman Hunter sets resignation
SAN DIEGO - Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter plans to resign from Congress "shortly after the holidays," just days after admitting to misusing campaign funds.
Hunter pleaded guilty in federal court last week to one count of conspiracy to misuse campaign funds after prosecutors said he and his wife, Margaret, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy to misuse campaign funds and was expected to testify against him, "converted and stole" more than a quarter-million dollars in campaign funds.
"Shortly after the Holidays I will resign from Congress," Hunter said in a brief statement. "It has been an honor to serve the people of Californiaís 50th District, and I greatly appreciate the trust they have put in me over these last 11 years."
Hunterís district includes Temecula in Riverside County.
Hunterís statement comes after the House Ethics Committee warned him that he "should refrain from voting" on the House floor following his plea.
Story Date: December 9, 2019