U.S. District Judge Colin Bruce has set the corruption trial for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock ( R-Illinois ) for Jan. 28, 2019, NBC 5 Chicago reported. Schock resigned from office in 2015, and was charged with misappropriation of funds.
In a conference call with the case's attorneys, Bruce provided an August-to-October pretrial schedule that involves motions and related arguments.
Bruce denied Schock's request to stay proceedings while his attorneys appeal a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision.
Politico recently reported that Timothy Bassthe federal prosecutor who has led the investigation into Schock for more than three yearsis officially off the criminal corruption case. No official reason was given, although Bass dealt with allegations that he misled a federal judge and that he delved into Schock's sexuality.
The NBC item is at www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/aaron-schock-corruption-case-set-to-begin-in-january-488199221.html. The Politico article is at www.politico.com/story/2018/06/26/aaron-schock-prosecutor-timothy-bass-678718 .