Duncan Hunter, US congressman, blames wife over $250,000 campaign fraud scandal
He’s an ex-Marine and saw frontline action, so in parliamentary terms he’s the “gallant.” In the other sense, not so much:
A US congressman accused of using $250,000 in campaign donations to fund his own lavish lifestyle appeared to blame his wife for the scandal.
Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret were charged this week with fraud and illegal use of campaign funds.
They were accused of using election campaign money to take personal trips to London, Hawaii and Italy, pay children’s school fees, and for dental work and theatre tickets
The spending included $600 on an airfare for their pet rabbit, $3,300 on burgers at In-N-Out fast food restaurants, and $11,300 for items at Costco supermarket.
The campaign funds you’ve got left when you retire, yes, those can be spent that way. But still, blaming the wife for all this?
And how does anyone spend $3,300 at In and Out?