National Journal: Just How Much Trouble Could Aaron Schock Be In?
Selling a house for more than it was allegedly worth raises flags for congressional-ethics watchdogs like Larry Noble, senior counsel at Campaign Legal Center. The accusations conjure up memories of Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the disgraced California congressman whose oversold house was the smoking gun in a scandal that led him to plead guilty to bribery charges in 2005.
"It doesn't look good," Noble says of Schock's real-estate deal. "Schock is in a safe seat. And if a donor wanted to do him a favor, the one way he could do that is by paying more for his house than it is worth."
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