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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock will be arraigned next month on charges alleging he schemed to profit personally from his government job.

Schock was scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 21 on theft of government funds, fraud, making false statements and filing false tax returns charges. However, Schock's attorneys asked for a delay, saying an arraignment that day would interfere with a planned international business trip by the Peoria Republican.

U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough on Wednesday rescheduled Schock's arraignment to Dec. 12. Federal prosecutors did not object to the change.

The 52-page indictment handed up last week alleges Schock spent government funds to redecorate his Washington office and asked the U.S. House to reimburse him for nearly $30,000 worth of camera equipment. It also accuses him of running up a $140,000 mileage tab over six years.

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