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Despite Trump Pardon, Ex-GOP Congressman Fined for Misuse of Campaign Money


Air Muscle
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Dec 1, 2020
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Gesh, all that money stolen ($250,000) - he only pays $12,000 to settle without admitting liability. The poor Hunters!! After all that he stole, and it only cost him $12,000! Sounds like a bargain to me. :confused:

Hunter, who represented California in the House from 2009 to 2020, pleaded guilty in December 2019 to "knowingly and willfully" stealing some $250,000 in campaign funds. The former lawmaker and his wife utilized the money for personal expenses including video games, dental work, private school tuition for their kids and a family trip to Europe, among other things.

Trump then pardoned Hunter and his wife, Margaret Hunter, about a year later in December 2020. Although that presidential pardon covered the criminal case against the Hunters, investigators contended that they could still go after the former GOP congressman and his campaign committee for civil violations.

As a result, Hunter agreed to pay a fine to the FEC of $12,000 "solely for the purpose of settling this matter only and without admitting liability," according to a file made public this week. The former Republican lawmaker's campaign committee agreed to pay an additional $4,000 fine.
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