Former Rep. Aaron Schock has doled out $313,919 to a law firm representing him in the federal investigation into the legality of his campaign expenses, Politico reports:
Schock’s former aides have been called to testify before a grand jury in Springfield, Illinois, about his spending and reimbursement practices. He has also hired Richmond, Virginia-based firm McGuire Woods and a former U.S. attorney for the central district of Illinois to represent him.
Schock also disclosed that he spent $4,000 at the White Elephant Hotel in Nantucket, the Massachusetts vacation enclave and $2,136 at the Langham Hotel in Chicago. Eight days before he announced he resigned, he spent $3,113 on bowls at Tiffany’s and Co. His campaign said they were gifts for donors. The Schock Victory Fund, another one of the Illinois Republican’s political accounts, spent $2,019 at the swank New York Palace in Manhattan on Jan. 8, and $4,699 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on the same day.
In related news, The Daily Beast reports a former donor has filed a class action lawsuit against Schock to prevent the ex-Rep from using campaign funds for his legal defense.