Aug 21, 2018 - Politics & Policy

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter indicted on campaign finance charges

Duncan Hunter

Hunter talks to reporters in the Capitol in January 2017. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and his wife have been indicted on charges of using $250,000 in campaign money for personal expenses and for falsifying campaign finance records.

The big picture: The Department of Justice had been investigating Hunter for more than a year, after hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenditures ranging from an Italian vacation to dental work to bar tabs were discovered on his campaign credit card. Hunter served as co-chair of the Trump campaign’s U.S. House Leadership Committee with Rep. Chris Collins, who was arrested on charges of securities fraud earlier this month.

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