Charges against disgraced former U.S. Representative Aaron Schock (R-IL) have been dropped after he reached a deal with prosecutors. So he celebrated by having a gay old time on the town in West Hollywood.
Schock resigned in 2015 amid accusations that he improperly spent over $100,000 taxpayer and campaign money on personal luxuries like private jets and even a trip to get a hair cut.
He was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2016 and hammered out a deferred prosecution deal earlier this year where he had to pay back money to the IRS and his campaign and his campaign committee pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failing to properly report expenses. He also admitted to overbilling the U.S. House of Representatives for mileage he drove for work and of failing to report tens of thousands of dollars in income he got from scalping tickets.
Since he has paid back the money and stayed out of trouble, a federal judge this week cleared Schock’s record, which means that he can run for public office again if he wants to.
“A just result was achieved when this case was reviewed objectively by seasoned prosecutors committed to justice rather than the prior making of untoward and outlandish allegations,” his attorney told the Chicago Tribune.
All of which gave him reason to celebrate, which he did with Joey Navedo, the former entertainment director of Fire Island Pines, a pricey gay resort. The boys were spotted hanging out in West Hollywood.
Schock voted consistently against LGBTQ equality when he was in the House. Recently, though, he has been photographed with his hand down a shirtless man’s pants and with other muscular, hairless gay men so many times that it looks like he’s auditioning for the Pit Crew.
He still hasn’t come out publicly. Leaked chat messages show that he is in the process of planning his public coming out.