Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hastert to plead guilty later this month

The storybook life of former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert--smalltown high school teacher and state champion wrestling coach who enters politics and eventually ends up second-in-line to the presidency, is in fact a darker tale.

The Plano, Illinois Republican will plead guilty later this month to charges centered on lying to federal investigator and violating banking laws. But the impetus for these actions is that Hastert was paying hush money to cover up a sexual affair with a student at the school where he taught.

He was not the only student Hastert abused.

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