Rep. Duncan Hunter, D-N.Y., who was indicted in 2016 by the Federal Election Commission on misuse of campaign funds for private use, including buying Steam games, has pleaded guilty in federal court and faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
In a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, it was explicitly mentioned that Senator Duncan Hunter had misappropriated public funds, largely because of the large amount of debt in the family of Duncan Hunter during the campaign.
The indictment describes Senator Duncan Hunter’s campaign finance of public funds on private projects such as fast food, movie tickets and shoes, as well as games, Lego and Peredo toys, daily necessities, dog food and utilities; The money for their tickets to their pet bunnies, Eggburt and Cadbury- all of this comes from the serious debt at Duncan Hunter’s home.
In 2018, CNN reported that Senator Duncan Hunter had misappropriated $1,302 of his campaign funds to buy games on the Steam platform in 2015, according to a Federal Election Commission investigation documents, according to spokesman Joe Kasper. The fee was paid by the congressman’s son for stealing his credit card.