Republican Congressman’s wife pleads guilty to misusing campaign donations, is now cooperating with prosecutors targeting husband.

By |2019-06-13T13:23:51-08:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

So much for honor among GOP thieves.

Courtesy of CNN:

California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter’s wife Margaret pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring with her husband to “knowingly and willingly” convert campaign funds for personal use. She has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

Both Hunters previously pleaded not guilty to federal charges that they had stolen a quarter of a million dollars in campaign funds to furnish a lavish lifestyle that was beyond their means.

Margaret Hunter’s agreement to cooperate with prosecutors was a huge development in the federal case that poses a legal and political threat to her husband, the sitting congressman.

Margaret Hunter appeared alone with her lawyers in a federal district court in San Diego before Judge Thomas Whelan, where she changed her plea in the high-profile case. The congressman did not appear with his wife on Thursday.

In a series of exchanges with the judge — where she simply answered “Yes” — she acknowledged she was a member of the conspiracy and as part of that conspiracy, she and her husband spent tens of thousands of dollars on family vacations, knowing those costs were outside the family’s budget.

In response to the judge, she also acknowledged that Duncan Hunter attempted to set up a one-day tour of a naval base in Italy to justify their Italian vacation — one of the examples prosecutors have cited as evidence that the congressman used his position of power for personal gain.

In pleading guilty, she is acknowledging that, overall, they spent more than $200,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

The plea agreement for Margaret Hunter released by the government said she would “make a good faith effort to provide substantial assistance to the United States in the investigation and prosecution of others.”

Duncan Hunter is a real POS. but I almost feel bad for him.

I mean when your wife gleefully participates in spending donor money with you and then sells you out to the feds, that has got to sting. 

Of course, if you weren’t the kind of douchenozzle who misuses those funds in the first place then you would have nothing to worry about. 

Yeah, never mind, on second thought I don’t feel sorry for him. 

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10 Comments

  1. Whatevs June 14, 2019 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Remember, he’s the asswipe who threw her under the bus first, (paraphrase) My wife handles all our finances. If I were her, I’d be out shopping for that “revenge dress” a la Diana, to wear to his sentencing hearing.

  2. FFFF/F June 14, 2019 at 7:36 am - Reply

    https://thinkprogress.org/josh-hawley-united-states-theocracy-1730919292b3/

    The Senate’s youngest member is a graduate of Yale Law School and a former law clerk to Chief Justice John Roberts. Yet he rejects the core value that animates any society driven by the rule of law — that a society must be governed by universal principles that apply equally to each person and each political faction.

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    “While it may not be time for the party, it’s time for me personally,” she told the paper in an interview published Friday.
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  3. T&A June 14, 2019 at 7:46 am - Reply

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    • BLM June 14, 2019 at 8:05 am - Reply

      https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/06/13/amanpour-keith-bush-nina-morrison.cnn

      Keith Bush who was exonerated after decades in prison speaks to Christiane Amanpour about criminal justice reform, with Nina Morrison from the Innocence Project.

    • NO*WAY June 14, 2019 at 9:16 am - Reply

      OT/
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  6. Anon June 14, 2019 at 9:35 am - Reply
  7. Anonymous June 14, 2019 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Duncan Hunter’s going to recoil like a worn out yoyo.

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