According to his lawyer, Paul Pfingst, on Tuesday Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) will plead guilty to a conspiracy count as part of a plea bargain in his criminal campaign finance case, Bloomberg News reported on Monday.
In 2018 the Republican lawmaker and his wife, Margaret, were charged with 60 criminal counts connected to allegedly improperly using over $200,000 in campaign funds. Prior to the plea, Hunter was facing decades behind bars if found guilty on all charges. Details of the plea have not yet been disclosed. Margaret pled guilty to a conspiracy back in June.
On Monday, Hunter told KUSI News that concern for his children was a motivating factor to take a plea. “It’s important not to have a public trial for three