California congressman arraigned on charges for misuse of campaign funds

Duncan Hunter and his wife are accused of illegally used more than $250,000 in campaign funds on themselves.
2:44 | 08/24/18

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Transcript for California congressman arraigned on charges for misuse of campaign funds
Thank you. And now T embattled California congressman Duncan hunter who I court on charges he and his wif used $250,000 in camnds on emselves. Reporter: The Hun appe in court defiant and entered pleas of not guilty.ile federal law rbids spending of campaign funds peal purposes, according the 47-pageictment the couple did just that, spending hundreds of thousands oflars on travel, tuitio gas, grocery, evental work. Overnight Republican congressman Duncan hunr on the defense. My campaign did make there was money spe things, not by me but by the campaign D I paid that back before my last election I paidk60,000 after I did an objective audit. Day the California repeat and his wife Margaret pleading not guilty federal charges pay for persal expenses. Prosecutors allege they illegaused more than,000 of campaign fds Forline tickets and hotelms including a lh T to Italy, mor T $11,0 at Costco, $6,000 F their children's tun. $3,000 on fast food and even disgsed family dental bills paid as charitable donation to smile for life. When the lawmaker didn't hav money to buy shorts his wife vised him to buy it at a golf op so they could characterize as golf balls for woundedwarriors. They appeared to avo eye contactment hunt pointed directly to his wife's involvt in his fins. When I went to in 2003 the first Tim gav her power of attorney and handled my finances throughout my entire military career and that continued he I got to congress. She was also the campaign too, I'm sure, but I didn't do . Ago and charges WER brought by a trump appointee but hunter mains the indictment is politically voted. The U.S. Government can do at they want whenever they want to a they've showed T against me and againsttrump. Rter: Hunter says he has no intention O going anywhere vowing to stay in the race in noveupcoming congressional election. Woing to fight through it and win a theeople get to vote in novemb order: Under California law because hunter won the primary in June name cannot be removed the ballot. Also califaoes not allow write-ins S these allegations could put a traditionally Republican sea for grabs.p for grabs. We'll watch out in our looks like. Yes. On

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