TEMECULA (CNS) - Former Rep. Duncan Hunter, who pleaded guilty last year to using campaign funds for personal expenses and was weeks away from beginning an 11-month prison sentence, received a full pardon Tuesday, Dec. 22 from President Donald Trump. Hunter represented the 50th Congressional District, a portion of which stretches into southwestern Riverside County. According to a statement from the White House, the pardon was issued ``at the request of many members of Congress'' and was supported by Bradley Smith, former Federal Election Commission chairman. The White House statement cites Smith as saying the case against Hunter ``could have been handled as a civil case via the Federal Election Commission.'' Hunter pleaded guilty last year to a conspiracy charge for spending hundreds o
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