Judge orders Schock to hand over almost all documents requested

By Gary Scott on March 19, 2016 at 8:19am

Newly-unsealed court documents shed light on what a federal judge wants from a former Jacksonville Congressman who remains under investigation.

In documents unsealed on Wednesday, Springfield-based U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough ordered Aaron Schock on February 12th to provide a majority of the records requested by prosecutors who continue to look into Schock’s finance information.

Schock resigned almost a year ago after an investigation began looking into his spending habits with taxpayer and campaign dollars.

Schock’s legal team has maintained that he’s complied with previous requests but held on to documents that are off-limits based on legal protection. Myerscough ruled that there were only three documents that were protected based on Schock’s attorneys’ claims.

According to the unsealed order, one of those documents referenced fundraising efforts, and another talked about travel records.