Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert (R) charged with paying more than $1.7 million to cover up his sexual abuse of children, during the years he worked as a high school wrestling coach. He now faces two charges, each of which could send him to prison for five years and cost him $250,000 in fines. Sexual Abuse. Molestation. Predator. Corruption.
Former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert leaves the Dirksen Federal courthouse after his sentencing hearing in Chicago, Illinois, United States April 27, 2016. The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on May 2, 2016 revoked all awards bestowed upon former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert after he admitted in court to sexually abusing students years ago when he was a high school wrestling coach.
A deadline for Hastert’s legal team to file pretrial paperwork passed with nothing new filed, suggesting the former House speaker could be close to a plea deal that would avert a trial and help keep details of the hush-money case secret Oct.
Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert is surrounded by officers as he leaves federal court after pleading not guilty to federal charges of trying to hide large cash transactions and lying to the FBI in Chicago, Illinois, United States, June 9, 2015. According to an indictment, Hastert, 73, was trying to evade detection of $3.5 million in payments he had promised to make to someone from his hometown of Yorkville, Illinois, to conceal past misconduct against the person…
Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, who was sentenced to 15 months in prison after being convicted on one count of violating banking laws related to hush-money he was paying to a man he sexually abused while working as a high school wrestling coach, will not appeal his sentence, his attorney told the AP this afternoon: