Aaron Schock

Former congressman's lawyers say informant in Aaron Schock case broke law

Former congressman's lawyers say informant in Aaron Schock case broke law

A staffer working for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock secretly provided the government with a trove of emails, credit card receipts and other documents that violated the now-indicted congressman's constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure, his lawyers argue in new court filings.

It's unclear exactly how information from the staffer-turned-informant shaped prosecutors' corruption allegations against Schock, whose high-flying travel and curious office expenses made news two years ago and drew the attention of the Justice Department. Schock was indicted in 2016 after resigning from Congress the year before.

But in court documents filed late Tuesday, Schock's...

59°