Trial for Rep. Duncan Hunter and wife set for September 2019

Trial for Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and his wife and former campaign manager, Margaret, was set during a hearing on Monday for Sept. 10.

Duncan and Margaret Hunter appeared in federal court in downtown San Diego for a planning hearing stemming for their Aug. 21 indictment. The two face 60 counts of crimes including conspiracy wire fraud and making false reports to the Federal Election Commission.

The couple has pleaded not guilty to all charges, and Rep. Hunter says the prosecution is a political witch hunt.

The couple’s next appearance in court, also scheduled during Monday’s hearing, was set for July 29.

The parties in the case agreed to set dates far in advance because of the complexity of the case and hang-ups caused by technical difficulties in the discovery process.