- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A judge has canceled a Friday hearing on Aaron Schock’s cooperation with a federal investigation after the former congressman turned over 10,000 financial records.

U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough ordered the Peoria Republican to provide her with documents he believes the government doesn’t have a right to see in its probe of his office and campaign spending.

Schock resigned March 31 after media reports about his spending, including a “Downton Abbey”-type redecoration of his Washington office. A grand jury has been meeting all summer in Springfield over the issue.

The government wanted Schock held in contempt. Schock produced reams of financial records this week. He must turn over by Sept. 17 to Myerscough for private review nearly 3,000 documents he claims are unresponsive or protected by attorney-client privilege.

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