PEORIA - A Congressional panel is recommending a full ethics investigation into Rep. Aaron Schock for allegedly soliciting excessive contributions for a political action committee.
The request stems from allegations that Schock solicited more than $5,000 dollars to a PAC to help Rep. Adam Kinzinger defeat Rep. Don Manzullo in the 16th district race in March 2012.
The money was allegedly used to purchase advertisements opposing Manzullo.
A report by the Office of Congressional Ethics said there is substantial reason to believe that Schock violated federal law, house rules and standards of conduct.
Schock's representative said the allegations are false and the congressman will be exonerated once the matter is resolved.
The report also lists Rep. Rodney Davis as a "non-cooperating witness" into the investigation.