August 21, 2018 at 4:13 pm PST | by Karen Ocamb
Breaking: Rep. Duncan Hunter indicted on federal charges

 

Congressman Duncan Duane Hunter of Alpine, California. (Photo from hunter.house.gov)

A federal grand jury Tuesday afternoon returned indictments against anti-LGBT Republican Congressmember Duncan Hunter and his wife Margret for wire fraud and misuse of campaign finance crimes.

See the updated story here.

The Grand Jury, impaneled in the U. S. District Court for the District of Southern California in San Diego, alleges that Hunter and his wife had used $250,000 worth of campaign funds for personal expenses and then also had filed false campaign finance records.

Hunter is running for reelection against Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar, a former Obama administration official, whom he beat soundly in the primary by 40% to 16%. However, while the Cook Report has listed Hunter’s seat as solid red, Democrats have targeted Hunter for defeat to help win back the House.

Today’s indictment on the same day as ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort and Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen were found guilty of eight felony counts each might cause some trouble for Hunter in his district.

— Los Angeles Blade staff also contributed to this article.

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