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Report: Cong. Schock Under Federal Investigation

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A person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press
that the Justice Department is formally investigating whether Rep. Aaron Schock
of Illinois, who has submitted his resignation, committed crimes with his office
expenditures and business dealings.
 
 The government is convening a federal grand jury in Springfield, Illinois, this
source says, and the FBI has started issuing subpoenas to compel people close to
the Republican congressman to testify. The source spoke only on grounds of
anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the case.
 
 Schock abruptly resigned earlier this week following a monthlong cascade of
revelations about his business deals and lavish spending on everything from
overseas travel to office decor in the style of ``Downton Abbey.''

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