Lawyer suing Aaron Schock says he can’t find former Instagram star
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Aaron Schock once broadcast his worldly travels on Instagram for all to see.
But two weeks after a campaign donor filed a federal lawsuit against the former congressman, an attorney for the donor said Wednesday he can’t track the Peoria Republican down.
Attorney Daniel Kurowski told U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood he hasn’t managed to serve Schock with the lawsuit brought April 15 by his client, Howard Foster of Chicago, who gave $500 to Schock’s campaign in 2012.
“[Schock]’s certainly aware of the lawsuit, from what I can tell,” Wood said in court Wednesday.
Kurowski said his firm tried to serve Schock at a Peoria address that Schock previously listed on forms with the Federal Election Commission. But Kurowski said the property is now vacant. He also said attorneys who appear to have represented Schock in the past have not responded to his firm’s inquiries.
He said the firm has not attempted to serve the treasurer of Schock’s campaign, because rules require service upon Schock or someone in his household.
A Schock spokesman had no comment when asked about the complaint earlier this month, and Schock’s representatives could not be reached Wednesday.
Schock, who resigned from Congress on March 31, is the subject of a federal investigation. His current or former staffers visited Springfield earlier this month to testify before a grand jury.
The law firm of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP is pursuing Foster’s lawsuit as a class-action RICO complaint. As of the end of last month, Schock’s campaign reported a cash balance of $3.2 million.
Contributing: Lynn Sweet