Judge delays corruption trial of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A U.S. judge in San Diego has pushed back the corruption trial of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter until next year.

The 42-year-old Republican lawmaker and his wife have been accused of misusing $250,000 in campaign funds. Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty to one count.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan on Tuesday changed the trial date from Sept. 10 to Jan. 14.

Hunter’s attorney had asked for the delay while they appeal Whelan’s July 8 ruling in which he refused to dismiss the case.

In court documents, attorneys for Hunter say the case should not be tried until the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the appeal.

Hunter and his wife are accused of misusing $250,000 in campaign funds. Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty to one count.

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