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Sat Feb 10, 2018, 03:06 AM

From Fallujah to FBI investigation: The undoing of Duncan Hunter

The criminal investigation into Rep. Duncan Hunter is intensifying as a grand jury in San Diego questions multiple former aides about whether the California Republican improperly diverted political funds for personal use.

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed Hunterís parents, as well as a female lobbyist with whom many people close to the congressman believe he had a romantic relationship, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation.

The Justice Department is trying to determine whether hundreds of thousands of dollars from Hunterís campaign account were spent improperly on his family and friends. Hunter already sold his home to pay back what even he now acknowledges were improper charges, moving his wife and kids in with his parents while he mostly lives in his Capitol Hill office.

Itís a stark reversal of fortune for Hunter, 41, whose friends once considered him a hero. The ex-Marine served three tours as an artillery officer in Afghanistan and Iraq, fighting in some of the bloodiest battles in Fallujah.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/08/duncan-hunter-campaign-funds-fbi-397621

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 03:08 AM

1. Rep. Duncan Hunter's GOP colleagues reportedly worry about his re-election prospectsand his conduct

Under federal investigation for over a year, Rep. Duncan Hunter is getting pushed hard from two directions.

The FBI is looking into his campaign spending after reports that he used money from donors for his own personal expenses, from family vacations to oral surgery and private school tuition.

Hunter denies all intentional wrongdoing and said he has paid back all funds that were spent by mistake. But on Thursday, Politico reported that other Republicans are encouraging Hunter, R-Alpine, to end his career in Congress by not seeking a sixth term.

As he awaits results of the criminal investigation, Hunterís GOP colleagues made his life tougher by portraying him as a congressman who carouses around Washington. Quoted anonymously, the Republicans suggested Hunter had a drinking problem and had inappropriate relationships with a staffer and a lobbyist on Capitol Hill.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/sd-me-gop-hunter-20180208-story.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 09:18 AM

2. Didnt his father end up in legal trouble when he was the congressman?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 11:35 AM

3. I recall his dad had received a questionable low rate mortgage

But no formal charges were ever filed.

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