WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Some of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock’s current and previous employees will appear before a federal grand jury next month to answer questions about their old boss. They’ll likely face a prosecutor with a tough, meticulous reputation.
Timothy Bass, a 20-year veteran prosecutor who’s involved in the investigation, is known for combing through every detail of his cases. He’s prosecuted drug and gun crimes, money laundering, tax evasion, child pornography, exploitation and corruption cases.
The government has been looking into Schock’s House office expenses, his re-election campaign spending and his relationships with long-time political donors. The Justice Department issued subpoenas as part of this investigation.
Schock, a 33-year-old Republican from Peoria, plans to step down Tuesday.