The wife of former California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter was sentenced Monday in U.S. court to eight months of home confinement after pleading guilty to misusing more than $150,000 in campaign funds in a corruption case that ended her husband’s career.
Government attorneys noted Margaret Hunter’s cooperation with the prosecution of her husband in arguing against putting her behind bars and for allowing her to serve the sentence at home. Her confinement was ordered to begin immediately. She was also sentenced to three years of probation.
“I’m deeply sorry,” Hunter told the judge, her voice breaking up as she cried before being sentenced.
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