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Margaret Hunter granted full pardon by White House, one day after former Congressman

California-Convicted Congressman-Wife
Posted at 4:47 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 20:02:20-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Wednesday, the White House announced that it has pardoned Margaret Hunter one day after granting a pardon to former Congressman Duncan Hunter over misuse of campaign funds.

Margaret Hunter was sentenced to eight months of home confinement and three years probation after she pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge. She was the campaign manager during much of the time she and Hunter improperly spent more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

In the White House release, former Federal Election Commission Commissioner Bradley Smith said Margaret's case should have been treated as a civil case.


The pardon comes one day after the White House pardoned former Congressman Hunter, who pleaded guilty to misuse of campaign funds and was sentenced to 11 months in prison. He resigned from his 50th District seat days after pleading guilty.

Margaret filed for divorce from the embattled lawmaker on Nov. 20. It's not clear whether the divorce has been finalized.