Washington – Serious legal trouble as well signs regarding criminal investigation circulates around Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock after the FBI has started interviewing people close to him. Frank says if Aaron Schock is Gay, He Should be Exposed
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun interviewing people close to Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, signs of a criminal investigation and serious legal trouble for the Republican congressman, according to sources familiar with the probe.
Schock, a 33-year-old Republican, announced he would resign at the end of the month after allegations of misspending campaign and political funds.
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A federal grand jury in Illinois has been hearing evidence related to this case and is scheduled to receive testimony from witnesses next month, according to sources familiar with the issue.
Up until this point, there had been no indication that the FBI or Justice Department had been involved in the scandal that led to Schock’s political implosion. The Office of Congressional Ethics had begun to look into the matter, but with his resignation, any congressional inquiry would end.
However, with federal investigators now stepping into the case, Schock’s status as a lawmaker would have no impact. A criminal probe could continue long after he left office.
The FBI and the federal prosecutors in Illinois are investigating whether Rep. Aaron Schock broke the law in accounting for campaign expenses, according to people familiar with the matter.
Schock in recent days announced plans to resign, citing controversy surrounding allegations that he improperly accounted for travel and other contributions from donors and reimbursements for campaign use of a personal car. But the probe managed by prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Springfield, Ill., means his legal troubles are just beginning.
The federal investigation is focused on at least three questions, according to people familiar with the inquiry, including the mileage reimbursements, travel that was paid for by donors and in-kind contributions from donors that were not reported.
The FBI is delivering subpoenas in Washington and Illinois, according to two people familiar with the investigation.
Investigators from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and IRS are pursuing various parts of the Schock investigation, according to law enforcement sources.