- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Despite earlier signs of an agreement, attorneys for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock are again tussling with prosecutors over their demand that he hand over congressional office records.

The Peoria Republican’s legal team filed court papers Wednesday criticizing the government’s latest attempt. They say Schock is the sole owner of the records and does not have to turn them over.

Federal prosecutors are investigating Schock’s use of taxpayer and campaign money. He resigned in March. A grand jury has been hearing testimony from former members of Schock’s staff.

U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough has sided with Schock on the congressional papers. So have Lawyers for the U.S. House.

Prosecutors have asked Myerscough to reconsider.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1h5NMDe ) that Schock’s attorneys said the government’s argument was “illogical” and contained “factual misstatements.”

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Information from: Journal Star, https://pjstar.com

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