Rep. Hunter to Prosecutors: ‘Leave My Wife Out of It’

Rep. Hunter to Prosecutors: 'Leave My Wife Out of It'

Rep. Duncan Hunter R-Calif., who is facing corruption charges, says prosecutors should leave his wife alone.


His comments came in a Tuesday interview with 10News in San Diego.


“Leave my wife out of it,” he said. “Leave my family out of it. It’s me they’re after anyway. They’re not after my wife. They want to take me down. That’s what they’re up to. So, let’s get this in the arena and have this settled.”


He and his wife Margaret have pleaded not guilty to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses.


An indictment alleges the couple used more than $250,000 to finance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets and even fast food purchases, and then attempted to conceal the illegal spending in federal records.


Hunter was asked whether he would have a good chance of holding his congressional seat during the trial.


“I think so, but it’ll be up to the people,” he said. “They’ve had almost a decade of my service. I’m the most prolific legislator in the county.”



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