-- “Am I supposed to applaud you for poking round in my things?”
Those are the wise words spoken by head maid Anna May Bates of television’s “Downton Abbey,” a statement that could also apply to the latest episode in the real-life dramatic series of Rep. Aaron Schock.
A spokesperson for Schock today confirmed the news, which was first reported by Politico, to ABC News.
“After questions were first raised in the press, Congressman Schock took the proactive step of assembling a team to review the compliance procedures in his official office, campaign and leadership PAC to determine whether they can be improved,” the spokesperson said. “To lead the review, he hired William McGinley and Don McGahn of Jones Day.
Schock’s troubles first began when The Washington Post ran an article revealing the congressman’s office in the Rayburn House Office Building was modeled after the red room in the famed period television series “Downton Abbey.”
Schock is already under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegedly soliciting contributions for an independent expenditure-only political committee in excess of $5,000 per donor, in violation of federal law, House rules, and standards of conduct. The Committee on Ethics continues to gather information necessary to complete its review.
ABC News' Jeff Zeleny contributed to this report.