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Former Rep. Duncan Hunter wants prison start delayed due to virus

Posted at 11:50 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 14:50:56-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former Rep. Duncan Hunter wants to push back the start of his prison term until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hunter's lawyers and prosecutors filed a joint motion in federal court in San Diego on Tuesday.

They are asking that the May 29 surrender date be changed to Jan. 4. Hunter was sentenced in March to 11 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing campaign funds and spending the money on everything from outings with friends to his daughter’s birthday party.

The ex-Marine resigned from Congress in January after representing one of Southern California’s last solidly Republican districts.