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Ex-Rep. Aaron Schock was indicted on charges of theft, fraud, making false statements and filing false tax returns. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Former Rep. Aaron Schock, who resigned his seat last year amid scrutiny over his spending, has been indicted on charges of theft, fraud, making false statements and filing false tax returns, the U.S. attorney in Springfield, Illinois, Jim Lewis, said in a statement Thursday.
The 24-count indictment dates from as far back as 2008 to October 2015, months after the Illinois Republican left Congress. Schock allegedly defrauded the government, campaign committees and submitted false claims, invoices and vouchers to the House.