Duncan D. Hunter Jr. Margaret Hunter

REP. DUNCAN HUNTER'S WIFE IMPLICATES CONGRESSMAN IN VAST MISUSE OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS

By Ken Stone

Reprinted with permission from Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo: San Diego Union Tribune's Twitter Feed, via Times of San Diego

June 13, 2019 (San Diego) - Silver-haired Judge Thomas Whelan smiled to a packed federal courtroom Thursday as he took his chair in a case that could lead to the unseating of Rep. Duncan D. Hunter. 

But Hunter’s wife, Margaret, wasn’t smiling as she pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to use campaign funds for a family vacation in November 2015 — and attested to $200,000 in fraudulent spending involving at least 30 illegal transactions.