Saturday, March 21, 2015

ILL-inois: Schock's problems not going away

Grandview Park, Peoria Heights
The problems for disgraced soon-to-be-former US Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) are growing.

His hubris not only doesn't play well in his hometown of Peoria--nor in Springfield or Washington.

From ABC 7 Chicago:
As quickly as the congressional investigation faded with Schock's resignation, federal law enforcement sources have said that a grand jury was being empaneled to consider possible criminal evidence against the downstate politician. The grand jury, seated in Springfield, is expected to hear from Schock's congressional and campaign staffers as well as donors - many of whom are said to be receiving subpoenas to appear in April.

The photogenic congressman, who has posed in magazines showing off his six-pack abs-"could be looking at embezzlement of federal funds," said Soffer, who prosecuted federal corruption cases in Chicago.

"He could be looking at false statements made to the federal election commission; he could even be looking at tax evasion if he got the benefit of funds that didn't belong to him and he didn't declare them," Soffer siad.

IRS Criminal Division investigators are among the federal authorities now looking into Schock's activities, along with agents from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, according to law enforcement sources.
Schock's travel and office expenditures are the likely items under investigation.

1 comment:

teriobrien said...

This situation is so sad! What do you suppose happened to this guy? Would love your thoughts on this one, Marathon.