Schock's Staff To Face Tough Prosecutor In Spending ProbeTimothy 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.
In Final Speech In Congress, Schock Says He's Leaving 'With Sadness And Humility'In his final speech on the House floor, embattled Congressman Aaron Schock apologized for letting down his constituents, and vowed to “work tirelessly to make it up” to them.
Source: Feds Open Investigation Of Congressman SchockThe 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.
Schock Leaving Congress With About $3.3M In Campaign FundsThe Peoria Republican controls funds for himself, the GOP and one for other candidates. Schock may use the cash to pay any legal bills he's incurred amid recent questions about irregularities in his spending. He also could return the money to donors or give it to other candidates, the GOP or to charity.
Father: Schock Might Have Been 'A Little Careless,' But Most Allegations 'Lies And Innuendos'U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s father said the congressman is a “broken” man, after announcing he’ll resign from Congress at the end of the month, in light of a growing scandal over his business deals, and possible misuse of taxpayer and campaign funds.
Schock To Resign From CongressEmbroiled in a growing scandal over how he has spent taxpayer and campaign funds, U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has announced he is stepping down from Congress at the end of the month. The Peoria Republican said questions about his use of taxpayer dollars and campaign cash have become a distraction.
Facing Spending Probe, Schock Has Benefited From Donor ProjectsIllinois Rep. Aaron Schock, under scrutiny for lavishly redecorating his Capitol Hill office and flying aboard private planes owned by donors, has built his personal wealth off extensive business dealings with campaign contributors since entering politics more than a decade ago.
Schock Reimburses Taxpayers For Private Plane To Bears GameIllinois Rep. Aaron Schock has reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 to travel to a Chicago Bears football game last November.
Schock Reimbursed Government For Costs Of "Downton Abbey" Office DecorIllinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid the U.S. government $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorating his congressional office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey," according to financial records reviewed by The Associated Press.
Watchdog Files Ethics Complaint Over Congressman Schock's Travel SpendingA government watchdog group on Wednesday asked congressional investigators to examine whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House ethics rules by using taxpayer and campaign funds for private air travel.
Schock Spent Taxpayer And Campaign Funds On Private Planes, ConcertsIllinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. There also have been other expensive travel and entertainment charges.
Congressman Rush: I'm Cooperating With Ethics ProbeAt Chicago State University, Bobby Rush addressed the media about an investigation that has the Office of Congressional Ethics tracking money surrounding the congressman. CBS 2's Courtney Gousman reports.
Democratic Committeemen Pick Stanley Moore To Replace Beavers, Despite FineDemocratic bosses in Cook County have chosen Stanley Moore, a former state transportation official, to replace convicted County Commissioner William Beavers, even though Moore had recent ethics issues of his own.
Despite Long Absence, Jackson Jr. Easily Wins Re-ElectionDespite ongoing health problems that have kept him out of action for months – and a pair of investigations hanging over his head – Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. handily won re-election Tuesday against a trio of largely unknown challengers.
Jackson On Blagojevich Sentence: 'Sad Day For Illinois'U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was speaking out for the first time on Thursday about the 14-year sentence handed down to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.