Congressman Who Spent Campaign Funds On Steam Games Pleads Guilty

A US congressman has pleaded guilty in federal court, admitting to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds. Some of the most notable things he used the money for include an undisclosed amount of digital games on Steam, and some…erm…plane tickets for his pet rabbits.

According to a press release, Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret, who has also been implicated in the crime, now face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 USD.

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The U.S Department of Justice issued the following statement: “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.”

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It’s not known what Steam games the Hunters picked up, but it’s a safe bet to say that it definitely wasn’t worth the trouble.

Valve hasn’t commented on the news, but considering this is a legal matter, it’s likely we won’t be hearing from the company behind Steam.

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In other Steam-related news, Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 is about to drop on the platform for the first time.

The PC version of RDR2 is promising to give you the best possible experience – perfect if you’ve never played the game before.

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The official description on the Steam Store reads as follows: “With all new graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion, Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC takes full advantage of the power of the PC to bring every corner of this massive, rich and detailed world to life including increased draw distances; higher quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for improved day and night lighting; improved reflections and deeper, higher resolution shadows at all distances; tessellated tree textures and improved grass and fur textures for added realism in every plant and animal.”

Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on Steam on December 5.

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