Rep. Aaron Schock

Attorneys for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock have asked a federal judge to reschedule his trial, citing evidence delays in a case centered on the Illinois Republican's alleged lavish spending.

Defense attorney George J. Terwilliger asked Wednesday that the trial set for July be delayed until January, the Peoria Journal Star reports.

Terwilliger says the government hasn't handed over all evidence, and Schock is likely to file more motions.

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has asked a judge to throw out the corruption case against him, arguing that authorities misinterpreted the law and overreached.

Lawyers for the Illinois Republican filed the motion to dismiss the case Thursday in a Springfield federal court. Among their other arguments is that the indictment "trespasses on land the Constitution reserves for Congress."

Prosecutors have denied that investigators overstepped legal lines by recruiting a confidential informant from Schock's staff as they built their case against him.

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Attorneys for former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock are asking federal judge Sue E. Myerscough to postpone his arraignment on charges alleging he schemed to profit personally from his government job.

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Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has returned to the floor of the House of Representatives for the first time since his resignation.

Schock was on the House floor Wednesday for an address by India Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The former republican congressman wore a House member pin and told the Sun-Times he was back to hear "my friend" speak.

Schock was heavily involved in issues related to India while a member of Congress.

Schock resigned in March 2015 amid controversy over spending from government funds and his political money.

Where Is Ex-Rep. Aaron Schock?

May 1, 2015

An attorney pursuing a federal lawsuit against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Peoria says he can’t find the beleaguered Republican ex-lawmaker to serve him in the civil case.

Daniel Kurowski filed the lawsuit on April 15 on behalf of Chicago resident Howard Foster, who donated $500 to Schock’s campaign in 2012. Kurowski told U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood that he has been unable to locate Schock to serve papers.

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