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Congressman's Cigar Lounge Expenses in Financial Disclosure Report Under Scrutiny

February 11, 2017

On January 25, Smokeasy posted the story of the three congressmen who penned a letter to US Vice President Mike Pence in support of suspension of  enforcement of the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) deeming regulations of premium cigars and cigar manufacturers and retailers, which went into effect on August 8, 2016 (click Congressmen Pen Letter to VP Pence On FDA Cigar Regs).  Well, it appears that one of those congressmen, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) continues to be under scrutiny about his election campaign finances being utilized for personal purposes.

 

According to an article in The San Diego Union-Journal, Rep. Hunter's financial disclosure report demonstrated that campaign funds were spent at a few cigar lounges since April 2015.  Duncan has reimbursed his campaign for more than $60,000 his office identified as personal, mistaken or insufficiently documented.

 

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