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California Congressman Duncan Hunter Will Step Down After Corruption Plea

The House member said he'll resign from office after the holidays.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) leaves federal court after pleading guilty to misusing campaign funds. 
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) leaves federal court after pleading guilty to misusing campaign funds. 

Dec 6 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmaker Duncan Hunter will step down from his office, he said on Friday, days after pleading guilty to a federal charge of conspiring to misuse campaign funds.

“Shortly after the Holidays I will resign from Congress. It has been an honor to serve the people of California’s 50th District, and I greatly appreciate the trust they have put in me over these last 11 years,” he said in a statement.

Hunter, a California Republican, faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for the crime, but his attorney has said prosecutors have agreed to recommend significantly less time than that.

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