Aaron Schock, a Republican U.S. Representative from the city of Peoria, Illinois, resigned recently after numerous scandals concerning his repeated illegal use of Taxpayer money. Schock was known for office decor made to look like “Downton Abbey,” and he had reportedly spent tens of thousands of dollars on hotels and flights in the first three months of 2015, according to the Peoria Journal-Star. Schock made an announcement March 17th, 2015, that he would resign effective March 31st.
Also, it was reported that Aaron Schock made campaign contributions to “at-large” Peoria City Council members and others during the three-month period in which scandal surrounded him. City Council members Chuck Weaver and Eric Turner received the largest campaign checks.
The Schock for Congress committee wrote a check to Weaver — the second-highest vote-getter in the at-large council races — on March 5 for $5,000.
Just days after Schock resigned, Weaver took steps with his campaign treasurer to isolate those funds until the query into the lawmaker had reached a conclusion.
Schock also had a $2,500 check cut on Feb. 19 to support Turner’s candidacy.
Schock also donated $2,000 apiece to the nascent re-election efforts of four female Republican members of Congress — Ann Wagner of Missouri, Mimi Walters of California, Renee Elmers of North Carolina, and Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming.