LIVE UPDATES: Rep. Duncan Hunter arraignment

LIVE UPDATES: Rep. Duncan Hunter arraignment
Posted at 8:00 AM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 13:45:19-04

Live updates from the arraignment of San Diego-based Rep. Duncan Hunter, who was indicted earlier this week on federal charges of misusing campaign funds.

Hunter, who represents California's 50th District, and his wife Margaret are accused of using more than $250,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses, including vacations and dental bills.

The longtime congressman has maintained his innocence, telling 10News that he believes the indictment is politically motivated and a "witch hunt."

10:40 a.m.
-- Next hearing for the Hunters is set for Sept. 4 at 9 a.m.

10:37 a.m.
-- Duncan Hunter's bail set at $15,000, while Margaret Hunter's bail is set at $10,000.

Prosecutor says Hunters have no financial assets, living paycheck to paycheck.

Hunter must also surrender his firearms by Monday.

10:33 a.m.
-- Duncan and Margaret stand together, both answer "yes" when asked their names. Both have been read their rights and the 60 counts against them.

Both Hunters plead not guilty.

10:26 a.m.
-- Margaret Hunter has entered the courtroom. She walked by Duncan Hunter without making eye contact.

10:15 a.m.
-- Rep. Hunter's wife, Margaret, now at the courthouse. Just went in through a different entrance.

10:11 a.m.
-- Court now in recess. I anticipate Hunters are next. Scheduled at 10:30 but will keep you posted.

9:51 a.m.
-- There is a detention hearing happening now. Looks like this is last on calendar before Hunter arraignment.

9:48 a.m.
-- Hunter is sitting along the backwall of the main chamber, silently, looking out over courtroom, twittling his thumbs. More people now arriving. Judge Gallo still on bench.

9:48 a.m.

9:45 a.m.

9:44 a.m.
-- Reporter Jon Horn reporting Hunter is officially in the courtroom; His wife, Margaret, is not inside

9:36 a.m.

9:25 a.m.

9:05 a.m.

7:45 a.m.

7:40 a.m.