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Schock campaign paid big for gifts, travel in last months


WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report shows former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign spent big on donor gifts and travel in the months before he resigned amid questions about his spending.

According to Schock's latest report to the Federal Election Commission, there was $3.2 million in his campaign treasury on March 31, the day the Illinois Republican left office.

The Chicago Tribune ( ) reports in the first three months of this year, the campaign spent $3,114 for Tiffany & Co. bowls for donors as well as $4,000 on "fundraising lodging" in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Schock's campaign also amassed nearly $314,000 in legal fees in the first quarter, which is still owed to a law firm in Washington, D.C.

Spending by the former congressman came under scrutiny in February after media reports. He's under a federal criminal investigation.

A message seeking comment was sent to a representative for Schock.

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