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Duncan Hunter and his wife plead not guilty

Congressman Duncan Hunter walks out of the San Diego Federal Courthouse after an arraignment hearing Thursday. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images
Congressman Duncan Hunter leaves the San Diego Federal Courthouse. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

House Republican Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and his wife pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that they falsified finance records and misused $250,000 in campaign funds, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The details: The couple was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday, and by Thursday Hunter said he'd step down from his committee assignments after initially declining to do so, according to Politico. Hunter and his wife remain free on bail, having been released on a $15,000 and $10,000 bond respectively.