Duncan Hunter, Republican Representative and convicted criminal announced late on Friday that he will be resigning "shortly after the holidays." Just a few days ago, Hunter pleaded guilty to a sole charge of misusing campaign funds, although he actually faced a shocking 60 counts! Sounds like he got a sweet plea deal.
San Diego 10 News reports that Hunter put out the following statement late on Friday:
Hunter faces up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, although chances are he will see under a year in detention, if he is actually locked up at all. Based on the sentencing guidelines for a first time offender, the judge could just give him house arrest and a fine. He is set to be sentenced on March 17th. His wife also pleaded guilty earlier this year. Her sentencing isn't scheduled until April.
A reminder that for over a year, Duncan Hunter and his wife maintained their innocence and called it a witch hunt, alleging that the prosecutors were Hillary Clinton supporters who had it in for him because he was a vocal Trump supporter. I guess he admits he is a witch.
Hunter won re-election in 2018, barely, with 51.7% of the vote. Shocking, since he was already under indictment. It is unclear if Gavin Newsom will call for a special election, or if he will leave the seat vacant until the November 2020 election.