The investigation into Hunter began in 2016 when he was first questioned about how the congressman manages to afford his family’s lavish lifestyle. Some of the expenses in question was $1,302 worth of Steam games. Now it looks like Hunter has since pleaded guilty to illegally using those funds for non-campaign related activities.
In a release from the US Department of Justice, “As detailed in the indictment, the Hunters stole money from the campaign for items as inconsequential as fast food, movie tickets and sneakers; as trivial as video games, Lego sets and Playdoh; as mundane as groceries, dog food, and utilities; and as self-indulgent as luxury hotels, overseas vacations and plane tickets for their family pet rabbits, Eggburt and Cadbury — all while their family was otherwise deeply in debt.”
Based on the law, if sentenced, Hunter could face a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.