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Federal Charges against former IL Congressman Aaron Schock dropped



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PEORIA – After federal prosecutors surprised court observers earlier this week when they dropped 24 felony charges against former GOP Congressman Aaron Schock, he now says he should have stayed in office rather than resigning in 2015. 

"I don't think I would have been indicted if I had stayed in office," Schock told a CBS reporter in an interview Thursday. Schock said his resignation was used by prosecutors before the grand jury as an admittance of guilt.

Schock was to go to trial this summer with the possibility of up to 40 years prison time. He was left with clean record if he pays a $110,000 fine and "stays out of trouble for six months."

His interview with CBS: 


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