CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s public corruption case is now scheduled for June in federal court in Chicago.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the Republican from Peoria will stand trial June 10 before U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly.READ MORE: New Executive Order Gives More Access To Victims In Alleged Police Misconduct Cases In Chicago
Schock was once a rising star in Congress and a formidable GOP fundraiser.
He is accused of using campaign money and his congressional allotment for personal expenses and extravagant redecorating of his Capitol Hill office in the style of the TV series “Downton Abbey.”
The case was originally assigned to federal court in the central district of Illinois.READ MORE: Three Teens Under 16 Arrested After Carjacking, Police Pursuit From Chicago To Indiana
But Urbana-based U.S. District Judge Colin Bruce recused himself from another federal case for allegedly having improper communication with prosecutors.
Kennelly suggested reserving a month for the trail.
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