The prosecution team investigating former congressman Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) for illegally profiting from his elected office is denying accusations of investigating Schock’s sexuality as part of the probe.
Prosecutors rejected claims by Schock’s attorneys that they had improperly inquired into the former congressman’s personal life in a court filing on Friday.
Politico first reported on the filing.
The defense claimed that the prosecution improperly asked witnesses questions about Schock’s personal life and asked that the case be dismissed. The defense at the time admitted there “has long been speculative gossip in the media about Mr. Schock’s sexual orientation.”
“We fully agree with Defendant…