[Ed. – He’s been under a cloud of allegations about campaign finance violations, finally copped to some, and is bidding politics goodbye.]
Well, the holiday season has come and gone, which means it’s time to say goodbye to Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA). The California Republican pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal use. The Department of Justice investigation and subsequent indictment engulfed the congressman during the summer leading into the 2018 midterms. Hunter won re-election handily, but Hunter’s position was untenable. He also reportedly tried to throw his wife under the bus for these antics.
On December 3, 2019, he finally admitted to stealing the money (via DOJ):
U.S. Representative Duncan D. Hunter pleaded guilty in federal court today to the major count in his indictment, admitting that he knowingly and willfully stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds that he and his wife used to maintain their lifestyle.