By Miriam Raftery
December 6, 2019 (San Diego) – Congressman Duncan D. Hunter today issued a statement which reads,"Shortly after the holidays I will resign from Congress. I has been an honor to serve the people of California's 50th District, and I greatly appreciate the trust they have put in me over these last 11 years."
The announcement comes after Hunter pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to misuse campaign funds for personal use. His sentencing is scheduled in March. He could face up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine, the amount that he and his wife were accused of taking from the campaign coffers.
But prison and a hefty fine may not be the only penalties for his actions.