The Justice Department is taking the prosecution of former Congressman Aaron Schock away from the Central District of Illinois. The news comes in a court filing Thursday morning in U.S. District Court in Springfield.
Schock has claimed that his prosecution was motivated by politics and by a desire by local prosecutors to make a name for themselves by snagging a big trophy. It’s not known yet who will be assigned to handle case. The move could further delay the case against Schock, who is accused of misusing campaign and taxpayer dollars.