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Schock Donor Sues Ex-Congressman Seeking Reimbursement

Howard Foster, a Chicago lawyer, donated $500 to former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock

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    A Chicago lawyer who donated to former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign is suing for reimbursement following Schock's resignation. (Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015)

    A Chicago lawyer who donated $500 to former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign is suing for reimbursement following Schock's resignation in March amid accusations of fraud and improper enrichment.

    Howard Foster filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Chicago seeking repayment of all contributions to Schock's campaign. Foster wants to make it a class-action suit although he is currently the only plaintiff.

    The Justice Department is investigating the 33-year-old Schock's congressional expenses and business deals following reports of lavish spending and improper mileage reimbursement.

    The lawsuit says Foster donated to Schock because he thought he "was ethical, (and) a breath of fresh air," but he later recanted and said that Schock engaged in "political sleaze for personal gain."

    A Schock spokesman declined comment.

    Rep. Aaron Schock ResignsRep. Aaron Schock ResignsIllinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned from Congress Tuesday following questions surrounding misuse of funds in his campaign and congressional spending accounts. (Published Tuesday, March 17, 2015)

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