Six months after former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock ( R-Illinois ) reached a deal with federal prosecutors, authorities have officially dismissed criminal charges against him, CNN reported.
Northern District of Illinois Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Fitzpatrick told CNN that the court granted the motion to dismiss the charges, which included alleged fraud and theft of government funds.
Earlier this year, federal prosecutors offered Schock a deferred prosecution agreement if he agreed to pay more than $40,000 in back taxes, reimburse his campaign committees approximately $68,000 and avoid any future legal problems. Schock was initially indicted in November 2016.
The CNN article is at www.cnn.com/2019/09/05/politics/aaron-schock-charges-dismissed/index.html .