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Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock is seeking to move his corruption trial from a federal court in Urbana to Peoria.

Cass Herrington / WCBU

There are signs key portions of the corruption case against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock may be at risk of unraveling.

Magistrate Sets Schock Trial Date

Jan 17, 2017
Cass Herrington / WCBU

A federal magistrate has ruled former U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock will be tried this summer on federal corruption charges.  

Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins on Tuesday set the July 11 date for Schock's trial on fraud, filing a false tax return, theft of government funds and falsification of Federal Election Commission filings charges. The 35-year-old Schock has pleaded not guilty to the charges.  

Schock and some of his attorneys appeared via video-conferencing monitors while two of his attorneys and a federal prosecutor were in a courtroom in Springfield.  

Schock Seeks Court Delay

Nov 16, 2016
Cass Herrington / WCBU

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 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.

Schock Denies 'Intentional' Wrongdoing

Nov 10, 2016
Cass Herrington / WCBU

Former Congressman Aaron Schock has been hit with a federal indictment alleging abuse of  power and illegal campaign spending.

WGLT

Former Congressman Aaron Schock is being indicted.

That's according to the Peoria resident's attorney.

WGLT

Former Congressman Aaron Schock has admitted illegally soliciting a large campaign donation for a candidate in the 2012 GOP primary contest.

Schock has agreed to pay a ten thousand dollar civil penalty.

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Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has returned to the floor of the House of Representatives for the first time since his resignation.

If former Congressman Aaron Schock keeps spending money on lawyers at this rate, his campaign fund will be out of money by the next quarterly filing period. The most recend Federal Election Commission report shows the Peoria Republican spent $900,000 in legal fees in the third quarter and still owes $747,000. He has less than $1.2 million cash on hand. Since Schock resigned under an ethics cloud and a grand jury investigation into his personal and campaign financial dealings, Schock has spent nearly $2.7 million on lawyers.

Aaron Schock Documents Dribble Out

Sep 18, 2015

Aaron Schock has submitted 72 more documents to a federal judge that he is arguing shouldn't be released to prosecutors as part of an investigation into the former congressman. Schock's attorney filed a memo to US District Judge Sue Myerscough. The judge will review the 72 new documents along with others and decide if they will be given to prosecutors. Schock's attorneys are expected to file a brief later this month telling the judge why they think the documents shouldn't be released.

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The son of former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is the newest House member, replacing a disgraced former congressman in a reliably Republican district in central Illinois. Republican Darin LaHood was sworn in today, and Republicans now hold 247 of the 435 House seats, the most since 1931.

Schock Appears

Sep 11, 2015

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has made a rare public appearance since resigning from his congressional seat earlier this year amid an intensifying spending scandal.  
 

Crain's Chicago Business reports the Republican attended a Navy Seal Foundation fundraiser Wednesday at a Chicago hotel with other high-profile guests. His appearance came on the eve of a special election to replace him, won by Republican State Senator Darin LaHood.