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.