Rep. Aaron Schock, announced his resignation after less than four terms in Congress. Over the past couple of months, a series of inquiries by reporters from Washington to Illinois have suggested Schock may have been misusing taxpayer dollars.

Those questions started when a Washington Post reporter Ben Terris showed up at Schock’s office for an interview. He was taken aback by the room’s ornate decor which had been based on that of the set of the popular PBS period drama, “Downton Abbey,” . Terris’ interest in the office décor suspiciously cost him the interview and he ran the story about the office’s lavish décor despite attempts by Schock’s press secretary to block it.

Terris’ story sparked interest which prompted USA Today to dig through Congressional expense reports and found, before giving his office the Downton treatment, the Illinois Republican had spent over $100,000 of taxpayer money on previous office renovations that included hardwood floors, granite countertops and leather furniture.

Politico then decided to take a closer look at Schock’s notoriously extravagant spending habits. They revealed that he regularly stays at some of the countries most expensive hotels and has spent over $90,000 in campaign funds on private flights.

As reporters continued to dig through Schock’s records and receipts, the congressman proceeded to mount his defense. In late February, Politico reported that Schock had hired two well-known D.C. defense attorneys and a pair of public relations operatives to tackle the onslaught of scrutiny which, by then, had grown to include questions about Schock’s personal Chevy Tahoe and a 2011 trip to London.

Politico also pieced together several public documents suggesting that, between 2010 and 2014, Schock billed the government and campaign for more than twice the amount of miles he actually put on his personal, campaign-funded Chevy Tahoe. In addition to that, allegations regarding his misuse of funds for personal massages, stays at a five-star resort in Aspen, trips to a swanky Las Vegas hotel, vacations in Miami Beach and treating interns to a Katy Perry surfaced.

The Office of Congressional Ethics—composed of eight investigators who make recommendations regarding member misconduct to the House Ethics Committee—started a preliminary review of Schock’s financial history in office.

The pressure of one after another reports regarding unethical spending got to him. On March 17th, the 33-year-old from Illinois announced that “the constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction that has made it too difficult for me to serve the people of the 18th District with the high standards that they deserve and which I have set for myself. I have always sought to do what’s best for my constituents and I thank them for the opportunity to serve.”

With Aaron Schock’s spending now being investigated, we’re sure to see him in the headlines again soon.

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