Drain the entire swamp

Former Illinois congressman with ‘Downton Abbey’ office is indicted:

Schock was charged in a 24-count indictment with wire fraud, mail fraud, theft of government funds, making false statements and filing false documents. The 52-page document spells out a broad array of misdeeds spanning 2008 to 2015.

The indictment alleges that the former congressman from Peoria, Ill., reimbursed himself for 150,000 miles he never drove, bought a new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe for his exclusive use with campaign committee funds, and reimbursed himself with congressional funds for camera equipment purchased for himself and his personal photographer. It alleges that Schock used government and campaign money to take a private plane with a group to Chicago for a Bears football game, and remodeled his Illinois apartment and Capitol Hill office — paying those who did the thousands of dollars worth of work at least in part from government and campaign funds.

Schock also, according to the indictment, accused a former staffer of inappropriately accessing a friend’s social media account and falsely claimed the FBI and Capitol Police were investigating — prompting the former staffer’s father to hire a lawyer.

All told, Schock caused the government and his campaign committees to lose more than $100,000, authorities said.

Note that Schnock is a republican. Fine with me. Drain the entire swamp.


3 thoughts on “Drain the entire swamp

  1. What a shame. This dude was supposed to be an up-n-comer in Illinios; “keep your eye on this kid for governor!”

    Instead, he turned into another Rostenkowski. I hope they throw the book at him. I’m sick of being “governed” by shitbags.

    • Don’t forget about “Blago”. That was another classic. I’m not sure if it’s simply endemic corruption that makes the Illinois politician worse than the rest or some other defect (it’s in the water!) afflicting them.

      D or R, a crooks a crook and needs to swing. There should be no “He’S our crook” mindset.

  2. Yep; gotta get those indictments in right quick now, so Obama can issue the pardons.

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