But Denny's career may have a similar ending to other politicians, particularly those from Illinois.
From ABC 7 Chicago:
Federal prosecutors have indicted former U.S. House Speaker House Dennis Hastert on bank-related charges.Too many pols--again particularly those from Illinois--view politics as a way to strike it rich.
Read the full indictment here
Hastert, after leaving the House of Representatives, had been criticized for conducting private business through his government-funded office, but that doesn't appear to be the substance of this indictment.
The indictment alleges that between 2010 and 2014, Hastert withdrew $1.7 million dollars from a variety of different bank accounts he controlled and gave it to an unnamed person, identified at this point only as "Individual A."
Further, the indictment says that Hastert had agreed to provide Individual A with $3.5 million to "compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct against Individual A." The alleged misconduct is not specified in the indictment.
Sadly, Bruce Rauner, who made his money in the private sector, was criticized by liberals for "buying" the governor's office. Rauner has the order of things right--he made his money before entering politics. As for "buying" the governorship, the public-sector unions did that for Rod Blagojevich and Pat Quinn, the Chicago Democrats who preceded Rauner.