Ex-Rep. Aaron Schock spends campaign funds after departure

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A new financial report from former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s political action committee shows campaign money has been spent since he left Congress.

According to the report filed with the Federal Election Commission, nearly 50 people contributed to Schock’s Generation Y Fund between January and June this year. Of those contributors, at least three Illinois businessmen were given a refund of $5,000 each.

The report also shows the fund transferred more than $22,000 to Schock for Congress to rent the event facility at a five-star hotel in Aspen, Colorado, in mid-May.

His PAC had a balance of almost $75,000 at the end of June. During the first half of 2014, it received nearly $115,000 and disbursed more than $76,000.

Schock resigned earlier this year amid questions about spending. He’s currently under federal investigation.