An aide who booked travel and submitted expense vouchers for former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating allegations of improper spending by the onetime rising Republican star.
Timothy Bass, a 20-year veteran prosecutor who’s involved in the investigation, is known for combing through every detail of his cases. He’s prosecuted drug and gun crimes, money laundering, tax evasion, child pornography, exploitation and corruption cases.
The Justice Department has launched a formal criminal investigation into the office and campaign expenses of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, as well as his personal business dealings with political donors, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Friday.
Anger continued to spill over Friday in Chicago and across the nation, over recent grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers who were involved in the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.
Many law experts have a different take on the grand jury’s decision. CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked to our legal analyst Irv Miller, who says based on the testimony that was presented, the grand jury made the right call.
Chaos erupted Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, as protesters expressed their outrage at a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.
Now that charges have been officially filed against former Penn State president Graham Spanier in connection to the crimes committed by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, a new Grand Jury report has been released.
They hurt to read, I won’t lie to you. You cannot un-know them or un-see them. You will stop multiple times in the 23 pages of the grand jury report, needing to avert your eyes or shudder.
A Vernon Hills man has been indicted by a grand jury, on charges that he killed his wife during a domestic dispute.
A group of Chicago anti-war activists has refused to testify before a grand jury, calling the federal subpoenas a “fishing expedition.”
Records show a federal grand jury has demanded documents on Illinois state grants, including some that went to groups with ties to a lawmaker running for Chicago mayor.