SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is returning to court for the first time since being re-elected to a sixth term amid corruption charges.
The California congressman and is wife have pleaded not guilty to a 60-count indictment alleging they spent more than $250,000 in campaign finance funds on everything from family trips to tequila shots.
The judge could set a trial date at the hearing in San Diego on Monday morning.
Hunter beat first-time Democratic contender Ammar Campa-Najjar in a bitterly fought race last month to hold on to his seat in a region covering much of inland San Diego County.
Hunter had been expected to easily win before the indictment.
The former Marine has said he is looking forward to the trial to defend his name.