WASHINGTON — A watchdog group has filed a complaint against Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock over his home sale to a campaign donor.
According to the liberal website Blue Nation Review, Schock sold his home to an executive at Caterpillar, Inc., in 2012 for more than three times its assessed value. Caterpillar is headquartered in Schock's district and the executive had donated to Schock, the website said.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said the Office of Congressional Ethics should investigate whether the sale violated federal law and House rules.
Schock's spokesman did not respond to a reporter's request for comment. The congressman has said the price was in line with other nearby properties.
Schock has also faced questions over his lavish office decor, and an aide who posted racially charged comments. The aide resigned.
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