Investigators from the Office of Congressional Ethics have begun reaching out to Rep. Aaron Schock’s political orbit, a possible first sign of an official investigation of the Illinois Republican.
OCE is seeking to speak to people who have either worked for Schock or interacted with him.
A spokesman for Schock did not respond to questions about whether the Illinois Republican has been contacted by — or is cooperating with — OCE. A spokesman for OCE also had no comment.
Schock has been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks for a litany of issues regarding his spending of campaign and taxpayer dollars. POLITICO and the Chicago Sun-Times have documented sloppy accounting and lavish spending in Schock’s operations.