Aaron Schock Faces FBI Investigation
The FBI and the federal prosecutors in Illinois are investigating whether Rep. Aaron Schock broke the law while accounting for campaign expenses. As per sources familiar with the issue, Schock has recently also announced plans about his resignation. His resignation news came amid controversy surrounding allegations that he improperly accounted for travel and other contributions from donors.
Schock in a recently released statement said that his resignation will take effect on March 31.
The federal investigation is presently focused on majorly three questions including the mileage reimbursements, travel that was paid for by donors and in-kind contributions from donors that were not reported, said sources.
Schock, 33, became the first member of the US congress who was born in the 1980's when he took the charge in 2009.
Schock was widely considered as a Republican rising star, but Schock was recently caught up in a series of scandals over his finances.
Serving the people of the 18th District is the highest honor for him, said Schock. He also thanked people for the faith they showed by letting him represent their interest in Washington.
"I have given them my all over the last six years. I have traveled to all corners of the District to meet with the people I've been fortunate to be able to call my friends and neighbors", he said.
As per sources, the congressman's issues began last month with a report in the Washington Post that revealed Schock gave his office on Capitol Hill an elaborate makeover after being inspired by the television show 'Downton Abbey'.
Several questions were raised about the cost of the makeover as well as about the expenses on travel, entertainment, and even an apparently expensive podium he used for official events.
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