Vik Bajaj on Congressman Hunter’s decision to plead guilty to campaign misuse

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Rep. Duncan D. Hunter is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in San Diego Tuesday to change his not guilty plea to charges alleging he misappropriated more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

The congressman said he will plead guilty to one count of misusing campaign funds, saying he was doing so for the sake of his three children.

His wife, the former campaign treasurer, previously admitted her role in the campaign finance scandal.

Hunter, who had planned to seek another term in the November 2020 election, indicated in an interview with KUSI that he would step down, while stressing that it’s important to keep the seat in Republican hands. Hunter said his office “would remain open” and that there would be a “seamless transition to whoever takes this seat next.”

KUSI Contributor and Criminal Defense Attorney Vik Bajaj was in studio to discuss Hunter’s decision.

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