Aaron Schock

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock indicted on 24 criminal counts

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock indicted on 24 criminal counts

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock loved the good life — from trips on private planes to skybox seats for Chicago Bears games to posh office furnishings. He once had a $5,000 chandelier installed in his government office where, as a rising Republican star, he supposedly conducted the people's business.

What he liked less, according to federal prosecutors, was opening his own wallet.

In a sweeping 24-count grand jury indictment handed up Thursday in Springfield, prosecutors lay out in gripping detail charges accusing Schock of using House and campaign funds to support his lavish, jet-setting lifestyle.

The alleged crimes — theft of government funds, fraud, making...

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