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Aaron Schock Adds Lawyers as Grand Jury Set to Convene

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By    |   Friday, 03 Apr 2015 11:34 AM

Days before a grand jury is scheduled to convene, former Rep. Aaron Schock has hired two additional lawyers to aid in his defense against charges he misspent campaign and political funds, reports Politico.

Jeffrey Lang, a partner at the law firm of Lane and Waterman and a former U.S. attorney from the central district of Illinois, and George Terwilliger, who served as a U.S. attorney in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, have joined the former Illinois congressman's legal team, sources familiar with the case told the magazine.

Schock, 33, announced his resignation in March amid reports of lavish spending, improper gifts and misappropriation of funds, a decision which ended an investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics. However, his resignation will have no impact on an ongoing criminal probe by the FBI, reports Politico.

It was reported this week by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed that on Monday Schock treated his Illinois district staff to dinner in the private section of Jim's Steakhouse in Peoria, and also hosted a final dinner for his D.C.-based congressional staff at an expensive steak and seafood restaurant before he left.

Several members of his congressional staff are scheduled to appear before the grand jury in Illinois next week and are expected to face tough questioning by Timothy Bass, the veteran prosecutor leading the case against Schock, reports CBS Chicago.

Republican state Sen. Darin Lahood is the presumptive front-runner to fill the vacancy in Illinois' 18th congressional district and has already raised $210,000 since Schock's resignation, according to Roll Call.

Dates for the special election have been preliminarily set for this spring and summer, but no firm dates have been announced, the paper reported.

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Days before a grand jury is scheduled to convene, former Rep. Aaron Schock has hired two additional lawyers to aid in his defense against charges he misspent campaign and political funds, reports Politico.
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