Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert to appear on federal charges




 
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June 9th, 2015  
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Topic: Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert to appear on federal charges


By Fiona Ortiz and Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dennis Hastert, a former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is due to be arraigned in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday on charges of trying to hide large cash transactions and lying to the FBI about it. 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. Law enforcement officials have said that the misconduct Hastert was trying to cover up was sexual contact with a male, according to reports in national media outlets.




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