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California U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter says he will plead guilty to misusing campaign funds

Posted: 11:36 AM, Dec 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-02 14:41:30-05
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — California U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter says he will plead guilty to misusing campaign funds.

In an interview with San Diego TV station KUSI , Hunter said he would plead guilty to only one count of misusing his own campaign funds.

"My trial was set for January 22 -- that's not going to happen now. Tomorrow, on Tuesday, I'm going to change my plea to guilty. I think it's important not to have a public trial for three reasons, and those three reasons are my kids ... It's been a privilege to serve in Congress for 11 years, three tours in the Marine Corps in the wars. I think we've done a lot of great things for the nation."