(Bloomberg) -- U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, the San Diego Republican, admitted Tuesday that he illegally misused campaign funds for personal expenses, becoming the second GOP House member in two months to confess to committing a crime in office.

Hunter, 42, pleaded guilty in federal court to a single count of conspiracy three weeks before he was set to go to trial on charges that he and his wife dipped into almost $250,000 in campaign money for expenses ranging from family vacations to school tuition and dental work.

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