* The US Attorney’s office wants a heads up before indicted former Congressman Aaron Schock spends any money from his campaign account…
In a motion filed Monday, federal prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough to weigh in on the matter at an upcoming hearing, saying they needed to ensure “there is no further potential economic harm to an alleged victim.”
Schock, 35, of Peoria, is accused of wire fraud, mail fraud, making false statements, filing a false tax return, theft of government funds and falsification of Federal Election Commission filings. In all, it’s alleged that he stole more than $100,000 from the government and his campaign committees. At his arraignment last month, his attorneys told Myerscough there was about $400,000 left in those bank accounts.
Prosecutors say they aren’t opposed to allowing him to use that to pay for his legal bills but want Schock to give them advance notice of where the money is going and how much he is using. Schock’s attorneys say that’s inappropriate. As such, the government asked in its motion for the judge to weigh in.