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Former congressman strikes deal on campaign finance charges

Former congressman Aaron Schock walks up the Capitol steps holding a green folder.
Former Rep. Aaron Schock walks up the Capitol steps. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all criminal charges against former Republican congressman Aaron Schock, who was charged in 2016 with misspending campaign and government money for his personal benefit, the Washington Post reports.

Details: Schock's charges will be dropped only when he reimburses his campaign committees nearly $68,000 and pays back taxes. His campaign committee will "plead guilty to violating the record-keeping provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act," the Post reports, adding Schock's original 2016 indictment "accused him of wire fraud, mail fraud theft of government money, making false statements and filing false documents."