Prosecutors: Don't Move Aaron Schock Case to Peoria Court

Dec 6, 2016

Former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock

Federal prosecutors say they don't want former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock's corruption case moved from Springfield to Peoria.  Schock last month requested the move, arguing that the court in Peoria was more convenient and appropriate for his case. 

The 35-year-old Schock is accused of using government and campaign money to subsidize a lavish lifestyle, as well as pocketing thousands of constituents' dollars. 

The assistant U.S. attorney who is prosecuting the case said in a court filing responding to Shock's request that it was "surprising" Shock felt hardship having the trial away from Peoria given the former congressman's frequent travels. 

Schock is to be arraigned Monday in U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough's Springfield courtroom.