The legal defense fund would allow people to contribute more than the limits set for campaign contributions, the San Diego-Union Tribune reported.
Hunter submitted his filing to the Legislative Resource Center and the money would be handled by an independent trustee.
The stamp showed Hunter’s team “hand delivered” the filing on March 27, but the document indicated Hunter signed it on June 8 of last year.
The House Ethics Committee does not appear to have ruled on the application to set up a legal defense fund, which has only been granted to a handful of members.
Hunter's chief of staff Michael Harrison did not respond to questions from the newspaper.
Hunter has been under federal criminal investigation since last year for using campaign cash to pay for private expenses like private school tuition, video games and oral surgery. His office said he has repaid much of those expenses.
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