Former U.S. Representative Aaron Schock apparently won’t be going to prison for corruption or anything else as prosecutors decide to drop all criminal charges against him in what The Chicago Tribune has called a “deal virtually unheard of in a high-profile corruption case.”
You may recall that in 2015, he came under investigation for allegedly misusing taxpayer money and campaign donations to fund his lavish lifestyle. He allegedly spent $40,000 of taxpayer money to expensively decorate his congressional office to look like Downton Abbey, he took a male “companion” on an unreported all-expenses-paid trip to India and spent lavishly on private jets, shopping trips, Katy Perry concert tickets and fancy hotels.
The investigation proved too much for Schock, who resigned from office and subsequently left Instagram for 83 weeks.
And though the investigation into his spending ended in March 2019 when prosecutors said they would drop all charges against him if he agreed to pay back $42,000 to the IRS and $68,000 to his congressional campaign fund.
In his agreement with prosecutors, Schock did admit to some shady dealings:
… Schock acknowledged he had a “regular practice as a public officeholder” of obtaining event tickets at face value and later selling them for a big profit.
He admitted that through this side practice, he failed to report $42,375 in income to the IRS over his six years in office. Schock also admitted overbilling the House of Representatives for mileage as he drove around his district for both official and campaign purposes.
Now that he’s avoided prison, the once-antigay politician is free to make out with dudes, shove his hand down gogo boys’ briefs, pick up pool bunnies poolside and take more pics of his junk even though barely seven years ago he told HuffPo’s Michelangelo Signorile that he wasn’t gay, calling Signorile’s inquiry “inappropriate and ridiculous” and not “worthy of further response.”