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In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Peoria, talks to reporters in Peoria Heights. Schock, who resigned in 2015, has asked a judge to toss the corruption case against him, arguing that authorities misinterpreted the law and overreached. Lawyers for the Illinois Republican filed the motion to dismiss the case today in Springfield federal court. Schock has pleaded not guilty to mail fraud, theft of government funds and other crimes. 
Posted April 20, 2017 2:19 PM
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Former Congressman Schock asks court to toss corruption case

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has asked a judge to toss the corruption case against him, arguing that authorities misinterpreted the law and overreached.

Lawyers for the Illinois Republican filed the motion to dismiss the case today in a Springfield federal court. Among their other arguments is that the indictment “trespasses on land the Constitution reserves for Congress.”

Prosecutors have denied that investigators overstepped legal lines by recruiting a confidential informant from Schock’s staff as they built their case against him.

Schock pleaded not guilty to mail fraud, theft of government funds and other crimes. He resigned in 2015 amid scrutiny over lavish spending, including redecorating his Washington office in the style of the TV series “Downton Abbey.”

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