4 Schock Staffers Served Grand Jury Subpoenas (Video)

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Posted April 14, 2015 at 6:51pm

Four staffers for ex-Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., have been issued grand jury subpoenas as part of an investigation into their former boss’ improper spending. As the House convened after a two-week recess Tuesday, the clerk read each staffer’s letter to Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, notifying him that they were served with a grand jury subpoena for testimony by United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. House rules stipulate that an employee of the House must notify the speaker if he or she receives a subpoena.  

Shock’s Chief of Staff Mark Roman, District Chief of Staff Dayne LaHood, District Office Manager Bryan Rudolph, and Executive Assistant Sarah Rogers were all issued subpoenas to testify.  

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As a grand jury investigates Schock’s spending, the House Administration Committee is reviewing the regulations governing how a member spends congressional funds. House Administration Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., said Tuesday the review was underway — and to expect initial conclusions sooner rather than later.  

“There are some things that I think we can clarify that would be very helpful in the members’ handbook,” Miller said in the Speaker’s Lobby Tuesday evening. “Things that you just put it out there so it is very clear what is a reimbursable expense, what kind of things you can do in your personal office, various kinds of things.”  

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