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Report: Schock FBI informant may have broken law

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

A new report says a staffer of former Rep. Aaron Schock was recruited by the FBI to help them build a case against the Peoria Republican.

The Hill reports that Schock's defense attorneys filed a motion Tuesday alleging that the staffer wore a wire at the FBI's request and collected digital and paper documents from the former congressman's Peoria district office.

Schock's lawyers said the moves may have violated his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights. They have requested more information on the evidence gathering process from the government to see if Schock's case could be dismissed for prosecutorial misconduct. 

Schock is currently facing a 24-count federal criminal case on fraud and corruption charges. The Peorian resigned from office in March 2015. 

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