In a twist, federal prosecutors in Chicago have agreed to drop all charges against former Republican U.S. Rep. Aaron Schockif he reimburses money he owes to the Internal Revenue Service and his campaign fund, The Chicago Tribune reported.
The deal was announced during what was supposed to be a routine status hearing for Schock before U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly on March 6. Schock's campaign committee, Schock for Congress, pled guilty to a misdemeanor count of failing to properly report expenses.
Schock, 37, must pay $42,000 to the IRS and $68,000 to his congressional campaign fund. If he adheres to those terms, all felony counts against him will be dropped. Schock was initially charged in a 24-count indictment in November 2016, alleging wire fraud and other crimes.
The Tribune article is at www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-ex-congressman-aaron-schock-guilty-20190306-story.html.