Feds formally drop charges against former Rep. Aaron Schock

Feds formally drop charges against former Rep. Aaron Schock
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Federal prosecutors this week officially dropped charges against former Rep. Aaron SchockAaron Jon SchockFormer GOP Rep. Aaron Schock comes out as gay Now that Aaron Schock is 'out,' he can be a powerful LGBTQ ally Feds formally drop charges against former Rep. Aaron Schock MORE (R-Ill.) alleging misuse of public and campaign funds in a deal first announced in March, according to the Chicago Tribune.

On Wednesday, Schock completed a deferred prosecution agreement under which he has completed a probationary period and paid back $68,000 in campaign funds in exchange for all charges being dropped.


Schock resigned in 2015 over allegations of funds misuse, including claims that he redecorated his office in the style of the British television series “Downton Abbey” as well as using funds to pay for private jets, skybox tickets and travel to get a haircut, and was charged with 24 counts of fraud, making false statements and theft of government funds shortly thereafter.

The announcement the charges would be dropped came a month after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it would not hear his bid to dismiss the charges.

As part of the agreement, the former congressman admitted he regularly obtained event tickets at face value and resold them at profit and that he failed to report more than $42,000 he made through this practice, as well as overbilling the House of Representatives on travel costs around his district, according to the Tribune.

His campaign committee, meanwhile, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of failure to properly report expenses.