Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter indicted for misusing campaign funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California, was indicted on charges that he and his wife used campaign funds to pay for personal expenses and filed false campaign finance reports, federal officials said on Tuesday.

Hunter, who was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008, has been accused of conspiracy, wire fraud, falsification of records and other charges, said Adam Braverman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California.

Braverman, in a prepared statement, said a federal grand jury indicted the lawmaker and his wife for misusing more than $250,000 in campaign funds to pay for family vacations, groceries, video games, meals and other personal expenses.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Tom Brown)