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Judge refuses to toss California lawmaker's corruption case

Jul. 8, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge Monday refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial out of San Diego, saying he found no evidence so far that the California Republican lawmaker cannot get a fair trial here. U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan in ruling from the...

Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty in corruption case

Jul. 8, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker who is the governor's nephew admitted Monday to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes to help a health nonprofit as part of a plea deal in a sprawling federal corruption investigation. Former Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson pleaded guilty in federal court in...

The Latest: Judge denies pretrial motions for congressman

Jul. 8, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the corruption case against California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter who is scheduled to go to trial in September, (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A federal judge has refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial outside his...

Judge: Rep. Duncan Hunter's trial can detail alleged affairs

Jul. 1, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jurors can hear evidence of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's alleged extramarital affairs when they consider charges the California Republican looted campaign cash to finance vacations, golf outings and other personal expenses, a judge said Monday. Prosecutors revealed salacious details about the...

The Latest: Judge allows details on affairs at Hunter trial

Jul. 1, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of misspending campaign funds (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A federal judge will let jurors hear evidence of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's alleged extramarital affairs at a trial over whether the California Republican illegally used...

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case

Jun. 28, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for California Rep. Duncan Hunter want a federal judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships, a court filing said Friday. In the eight-page document, Hunter's lawyers...

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case

Jun. 28, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for California Rep. Duncan Hunter want a federal judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships, a court filing said Friday. Prosecutors are seeking permission "to focus...

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case

Jun. 28, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Indicted California Rep. Duncan Hunter is asking a judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships. In a motion Friday, the congressman's lawyers say prosecutors are seeking...

Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter paid for affairs with campaign cash

Jun. 25, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign money to finance romantic flings with lobbyists and congressional aides, spending thousands of dollars on meals, cocktails and vacations, federal prosecutors say. A government court filing late Monday detailed allegations...

Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty in corruption cases

Jun. 25, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker who is Gov. Asa Hutchinson's nephew pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting bribes and filing a false tax return, part of an agreement with federal prosecutors in a sprawling corruption probe. Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who is the son of former U.S....