Federal Court: Jurors Can Hear About Hunter’s Adultery

Roll Call reports:

A federal judge in California is allowing evidence of Rep. Duncan Hunter’s alleged extramarital affairs to be used in a criminal trial against the Republican congressman, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The ruling on Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California relates to a case in which Hunter is alleged to have illegally used campaign donations to finance his affairs, some of which involved women he worked with, including an aide.

Hunter is scheduled to go on trial in September on 60 charges that include conspiracy, theft of campaign funds and wire fraud. He has called the prosecutors in the case “criminally political” and described the case as a “personal smear campaign.”