Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter Used Campaign Cash for Affairs

Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty this month to one count of corruption and agreed to testify against her husband.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign money to finance romantic flings with lobbyists and congressional aides, spending thousands of dollars on meals, cocktails and vacations, federal prosecutors say. A government court filing late Monday detailed allegations about the married Republican congressman’s affairs with five women following an indictment last year charging Hunter and his wife with misspending more than $200,000 in campaign funds on trips and other personal…

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