Rep. Duncan Hunter to Plead Guilty

San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter, facing numerous charges of campaign finance misuse, is scheduled to change his plea to guilty on Tuesday.

Hunter is set to appear in federal court in San Diego Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

In an interview with San Diego TV station KUSI, Hunter said he would plead guilty to only one count of misusing his own campaign funds.

Hunter could face a jail term of between 8-14 months, and he won't be able to own a firearm and may not be able to vote.

"My trial was set for January 22 -- that's not going to happen now. Tomorrow, on Tuesday, I'm going to change my plea to guilty. I think it's important not to have a public trial for three reasons, and those three reasons are my kids ... It's been a privilege to serve in Congress for 11 years, three tours in the Marine Corps in the wars. I think we've done a lot of great things for the nation."

"I think it's important for people to know that I did make mistakes. I did not properly monitor or account for my campaign money. I justify that plea with the understanding that I am responsible for my campaign and what happens to my campaign money," Hunter told KUSI's Steve Bosh.

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