The Department of Justice has accused Rep. Duncan Hunter of using campaign funds to pursue romantic affairs.
Hunter, a Republican from California, is accused of $250,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including to fund lavish vacations and their children’s school tuition. He also is accused of using campaign funds to pay for Ubers, bar tabs, hotel rooms and other expenses to fund at least five extramarital relationships that were entered into with congressional aides and lobbyists.
Hunter’s wife has pleaded guilty to similar charges and agreed earlier this month to cooperate with prosecutors. Hunter’s legal team had asked that the case be dismissed, claiming that the prosecutors are biased against him because they supported former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.