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Schock attorneys file appeal in corruption investigation

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

    The attorneys for former Congressman Aaron Schock have filed an appeal on a ruling, that threw out two charges against him.
    A federal judge threw out two of the 24 counts against Schock last month, including a wire fraud allegation.
    That judge told prosecutors would have to rely on legislative rules to prove the allegation that Schock he pocketed thousands of dollars by arranging meet-and-greets for his constituents in Washington. 
    He found that would violate constitutional provisions separating the executive, legislative and judicial branches.
    Schock resigned from Congress in 2015, after being charged with corruption.
    He has plead not guilty.
    His trial is scheduled to start in January. 

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