SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys for former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock are asking a federal judge to postpone his arraignment on charges alleging he schemed to profit personally from his government job.
In a request made Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough, Schock’s lawyers say a Nov. 21 arraignment will interfere with a planned international business trip by the Peoria Republican.READ MORE: CTA Red Line Trains Running With Delays After Early Morning Power Outage
Schock’s attorneys ask that his arraignment be shifted to Dec. 12-15, noting federal prosecutors did not object to rescheduling the proceeding. They also say the hearing date conflicted with their schedules.READ MORE: MISSING: 8-Year-Old Aubri Morgan Last Seen On Near South Side; Believed To Be With Mother Driving Chevy Impala
The 35-year-old Schock was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on 24 felony counts. He is accused of several crimes, including theft of government funds, fraud, making false statements and filing false tax returns.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Morning Showers Tuesday; Cool Down In Effect
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