Lawyers for Rep. Duncan Hunter ask court to exclude evidence that he had claimed FI extra-marital cases from his campaign financing violations trial
- Attorneys for the republican representative demand that extra-marital affair claims are excluded from his trial, and claim that they have a & # 39; adverse effect & # 39; have on jury members
- Hunter has been accused of a series of campaign financing violations and prosecutors claim that the cases support evidence of his use of the funds for personal use
- On Monday, prosecutors described five alleged cases that Hunter had with congressmen and lobbyists that they wanted to include as evidence.
- Hunter defense claims that allowing alleged cases to be brought forward during the trial has an impact on lawyers' perceptions and a & # 39; harmful impact & # 39; would have
Attorneys for the disturbed Republican deputy Duncan Hunter, who has been charged with campaign financing violations, have asked the court to exclude claims in which he abuses campaign funds during alleged extra-marital affairs, claiming that his relationships & # 39; openly political purpose served & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The allegations in the motion are so controversial and harmful that only submitting the motion has tarnished the jury's pool against Mr. Hunter based on the accusing allegations, & # 39; wrote Hunter & # 39; s lawyers Friday.
Hunter has been accused of huge campaign finances and prosecutors claim that the business supports evidence of his use of funds for personal and not professional gain.
Cases: Hunter has been charged with failed campaign financing violations and prosecutors claim that the cases support evidence of his use of funds for personal and non-professional gains
On Monday, prosecutors presented five alleged cases that Hunter had with congressmen and lobbyists as they tried to get court approval to submit the evidence in September.
Hunter defense claims that allowing the alleged cases to be brought forward during the trial would influence the lawyers' experience and a & # 39; harmful impact & # 39; would have.
Add that the congressman's relationships with the five women & # 39; served an open political purpose & # 39 ;, and therefore should not be part of the campaign financing counteract.
& # 39; No matter how unpopular the idea is that a married man mixes things with pleasure, the government cannot simply deny the reality that Hunter & # 39; s relationships with individuals' 14-18 often served an openly political purpose that would not have existed regardless of their profession, & # 39; Hunter's lawyers wrote.
In June, Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty to conspiring with her husband to & # 39; knowingly & # 39; convert more than $ 200,000 into campaign funds for personal use
Both parties will return to court on Monday.
He accused prosecutors of political bias on the question of Politics reporters.
& # 39; You have criminal prosecutors in this case for a personal smear campaign, & # 39; he said Politics. & # 39; This is the most political case in the world. & # 39;
Hunter and his wife, Margaret, were indicted in 2018. The couple are accused of consistent abuse of campaign funds for personal expenses, bills, and luxury family vacations.
Hunter agreed to resign as commissioner for his congress assignments, although he was re-elected later.
Hunter and his wife, Margaret, were indicted in 2018. The couple is accused of consistent misuse of campaign funds for personal expenses, bills, and luxury family vacations
In June, Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty to conspiring with her husband to & # 39; knowingly & # 39; redeem more than $ 200,000 in campaign funds for personal use.
She has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and is awaiting a maximum of five years in prison if she is convicted on September 16.
Prosecutors said on Monday that Margaret Hunter may testify at the trial about the alleged illegal spending of her and her husband.
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