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Articles by Isabel Hughes

*Updated August 29, 2018.

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter Jr., 43, and his wife Margaret Hunter, 41, pleaded not guilty to 60 counts of conspiracy to commit offenses, wire fraud, falsification of records and prohibited use of campaign funds totaling more than $250,000 at their arraignment on Thursday morning, August 23, at the downtown San Diego federal courthouse.

U.S. Attorney prosecutors allege that from 2010 to 2017 the Hunters spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of campaign funds on everything from a family vacation to Italy to household utility bills.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, 43, and his wife Margaret Hunter, 41, were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday with charges that they used more than one quarter of a million dollars in campaign funds for personal use.

Authorities in the U.S. Attorney’s Office contend the Hunters engaged in a conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States, wire fraud, falsification of records and prohibited use of campaign contributions for personal use, totalling more than $250,000, between 2010 and 2017.