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Schock's Father Says Facts Will "Convict or Exonerate" Son

Peoria doctor says reports of his son's improper spending are "untrue"



    Cost to Replace Schock Could Exceed $150,000

    Peoria Republican Aaron Schock announced Tuesday that he'll resign from Congress effective March 31. (Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015)

    Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock's father says the facts will "convict or exonerate" his son.

    Richard Schock is a Peoria doctor. He told The Associated Press Wednesday that recent investigative reports on the 33-year-old congressman's lavish spending and improper expense reporting were "untrue" and "absolutely ridiculous."

    Aaron Schock resigned Tuesday. He said in a statement that persistent media reports about his spending had become "a great distraction" that made it too difficult to serve his district.

    The Office of Congressional Ethics has reached out to Schock's associates after apparently beginning an investigation.

    Richard Schock told media earlier Wednesday that his son would be successful in the future "if he is not in jail," according to the Associated Press.

    Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood has emerged as a leading candidate for Schock's congressional seat.

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