Congressman Duncan Hunter arrives just outside of Federal Court late Monday morning with his attorney Paul Pfingst. The government wants Pfingst disqualified for an alleged conflict of interest because another attorney at Pfingst's firm represents three witnesses who testified before the grand jury and are expected to to testify at trial. (San Diego Union-Tribune/Nelvin Cepeda)
After years of denials and claims he was the target of a political witch hunt, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, is scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday morning to change his plea of not guilty to charges stemming from a sweeping campaign finance investigation.
The announcement was posted on the U.S. District Court docket Monday morning without any supplemental documentation. "Notice of change of hearing as to defendant Duncan D. Hunter," the docket entry states. "Change of Plea Hearing set for 12/3/2019 10:00 AM in Courtroom 3C before Judge Thomas J. Whelan."
SAN DIEGO — Years of cavalier spending of her husband's political contributions culminated in a guilty plea Thursday for Margaret Hunter, the wife of Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter who was co-indicted last year in a sweeping campaign finance investigation.