JULIE WATSON Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former California Rep. Duncan Hunter wants to push back the start of his prison term for stealing campaign funds until next year because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Hunter's lawyers and prosecutors filed a joint motion in federal court on Tuesday and were awaiting a ruling from a judge on their request to change the surrender date from May 29 to Jan. 4. If granted, Hunter promised to not ask for any other changes to his term or that his home confinement be counted toward the 11-month prison stint. "In light of the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this is not a time to be adding to the prison population unnecessarily," attorney Devin Burstein said in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday.
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