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Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:04 PM

Rep. Duncan Hunter Under Investigation for Alleged Campaign Finance Violations

Source: NBC San Diego

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-50th District) is under investigation for alleged campaign finance violations, according to a statement by the House Ethics Committee.

The Justice Department is conducting the investigation.

Hunter, 40, represents parts Escondido, Ramona, Alpine, Pala, Julian and other parts of East San Diego County.. He won a fifth term representing San Diegans last fall.

Hunter's attorneys, Elliot S. Berke and Gregory A. Vega, released the following statement to NBC 7 San Diego:

Read more: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Rep-Duncan-Hunter-Under-Criminal-Investigation-for-Alleged-Campaign-Finance-Violations-416950203.html

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Reply Rep. Duncan Hunter Under Investigation for Alleged Campaign Finance Violations (Original post)
Jose Garcia Mar 2017 OP
Vinca Mar 2017 #1
Moostache Mar 2017 #2
not fooled Mar 2017 #5
Moostache Mar 2017 #6
tenorly Mar 2017 #3
SoCalNative Mar 2017 #4
pfitz59 Mar 2017 #7
nitpicker Mar 2017 #8

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:07 PM

1. Would that be Duncan "Holier Than Thou" Hunter??

You've got to love Republicans. Biggest Bible-thumping criminals on the planet.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:10 PM

2. He is emblematic of the problems I have with politicians...

A "10-time" representative at the age of 40?

This is a person with little to no life outside of politics, a career grifter and charlatan and someone who actively seeks to harm the lives of those not in the circles of his political and financial benefactors.

This is not representative republic-type governance...this is plutocracy, plain and simple.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:37 PM

5. This is DH JR.

who slid into Daddy's seat, supported by all the East County rednecks. Maybe the 10 terms = father +
son total? When he ran to replace Daddy, they kept the "Jr." off the campaign signs to fool the 'necks into thinking it was still the father.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 03:21 PM

6. Christ...that sounds like the old Eddie Murphy movie "The Distinguished Gentleman"

Slimy ass shit...hereditary politicians are 10X more offensive than career politicians.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:10 PM

3. His voice lessons aren't going to get him out of this one.

"POOOOwer...pOOOOwer..."

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:14 PM

4. We're definitely gonna need a bigger basket

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 04:39 AM

7. Duncan Sr was my rep in San Diego

hated the prick. voted for all things military, and against all things beneficial to mankind...

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 06:47 AM

8. Link to LA Times article

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-hunter-campaign-spending-20170323-story.html

FBI is investigating San Diego-area Rep. Duncan Hunter for possible campaign finance violations

By Sarah D. Wire and Morgan Cook

March 23, 2017, 3:40 PM

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice for possibly misspending tens of thousands in campaign funds. The House Ethics Committee disclosed the investigation Thursday in a news release explaining why it was not pursuing its own investigation of the San Diego-area congressman.

According to an ethics report released along with the disclosure, Hunter “may have converted tens of thousands of dollars of campaign funds from his congressional campaign committee to personal use to pay for family travel, flights, utilities, healthcare, school uniforms and tuition, jewelry, groceries and other goods, services, and expenses.”

Federal election officials and the San Diego Union-Tribune have repeatedly raised questions over the last year about unusual spending by Hunter’s campaign, including flying the family rabbit on a plane and payments to nail salons, his children’s private school and a Phoenix resort, among others.
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'The ethics committee on Thursday released a single page of the independent Office of Congressional Ethics’ report, which detailed the allegations that Hunter used campaign money for personal benefit. The office sent the allegations to the House Ethics Committee for further investigation last August, saying his actions may have violated House rules and federal law.

Shortly after Hunter was reelected with 63.5% of the vote in November, election officials pointed out thousands of dollars in improper payments by his campaign, including payments to utility companies, a dentist, a nail salon, grocery stores and clothing retailers such as Abercrombie & Fitch — as well as 32 payments to airlines, a hotel in Italy and the Arizona Grand Resort.
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