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Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife wants her sentencing after her husband's trial

Posted at 4:19 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 19:21:13-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors and the defense attorneys of the wife of Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter want her sentencing tied to the misuse of campaign funds moved until after her husband's trial.

The request was filed Tuesday in federal court in San Diego.

Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy. Prosecutors say she and the California lawmaker misspent $250,000 in campaign funds on everything from family trips to tequila shots.

In her plea deal, Margaret Hunter agreed to testify against her husband. The California lawmaker has pleaded not guilty and called it a partisan witch hunt. He is running for re-election.

His trial is scheduled for Jan. 22. Margaret Hunter wants her sentencing moved to April.