Former Rep. Aaron Schock was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Illinois on 24 criminal counts including theft of government funds, fraud, making false statements and filing false tax returns.
Schock, 35, a Republican from Peoria elected in 2008, resigned from the House last year amid a federal criminal investigation.
Several of the counts against him have maximum penalties of 20 years in prison. He is to appear in court in coming days.
Schock quit Congress on March 31, 2015. The same day, he was served with a subpoena outside his Peoria home by three federal agents. The subpoena told him to appear before the grand jury and turn over large number of records from the previous five years. He never testified before the panel.
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