Crime U.S. Congressman Pleads Guilty to Using Campaign Funds on Steam Games

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    United States Representative for California Duncan D. Hunter. Rep. Hunter has admitted to using campaign funds to buy more than $1,300 worth of games on Steam, among other mundane things.

    Sure, not all gamers would use public money to fund their gaming hobby, but this is still not a good look for the gaming community, who suffer from negative stereotypes such as immaturity and lack of control and being addicted to video games.

    Rep. Hunter's misuse of public funds doesn't end there, however. If it did, we would probably just laugh it off and move on. But Hunter pleaded guilty for using over $150,000 of campaign funds in total, wherein roughly less than one percent went to his gaming hobby. The rest of the money he used for a wide variety of things, including plane tickets for his family's pet rabbits.

    In his indictment, Hunter and his wife pleaded guilty for using campaign funds for things ranging from the mundane to the luxurious. According to a press release of the Department of Justice,

    "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."

    Read more here. (Tech Times)

    Of all the things, why did you not buy games during the Steam sales?

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