Congressman resigns after being called out for defrauding taxpayers, but will still keep $3.3M in campaign funds and government pension

Sunday, April 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Even when Americans are able to force corrupt politicians from office, it often doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things because their crimes do pay – and pay well.

Disgraced Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Illinois, is being forced to resign from Congress at the end of March. But he still controls $3.3 million in political funds (previous contributions) and he will also be eligible for a federal pension when he turns 62 – that is, if he is not convicted of committing crimes while serving in the U.S. House.

As reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, Schock told House leadership and constituents that he would step down March 31 following “a series of disclosures about his spending taxpayer and government funds on his real estate dealings.”

Schock’s decision came just hours after the political news site Politico, in a report, “raised questions about tens of thousands of dollars in mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle.”

‘I certainly hope not’

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