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A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Illinois Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct." But it offers few hints about a central question: What was the alleged wrongdoing?

The concise federal grand jury indictment handed down Thursday accuses Hastert, who once was second in line to the U.S. presidency, of agreeing to pay the money to a person identified in the document only as "Individual A," to "compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct against" that person.

It notes that Hastert, 73, was a high school teacher and coach from 1965 to 1981 in suburban Yorkville, about 50 miles west of Chicago. It goes on to say Individual A has been a resident of Yorkville, and has known Hastert most of Individual A's life, but doesn't describe their relationship.

Legal experts say the fact that federal prosecutors noted Hastert's tenure in Yorkville in the indictment's first few sentences strongly suggests some connection between the allegations and that time and place.

"Notice the teacher and coach language," said Jeff Cramer, a former federal prosecutor and head of the Chicago office of the investigation firm Kroll. "Feds don't put in language like that unless it's relevant."


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This is not going to end well.....

Something bad happened and he paid large to keep it quiet.....

Lying to the FBI didn't help either.....
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It looks like "individual A" is still alive. Precedence shows a Senator only gets two months suspended for causing someone to slowly suffocate to death. So, Hastert shouldn't get more than the equivalent of a parking ticket.
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Ex-Speaker Hastert reportedly paying to conceal sexual misconduct | Fox News
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I was REALLY hoping it was to hide Hastert's bikini photos...
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I was REALLY hoping it was to hide Hastert's bikini photos...
I could handle that a whole lot f*ckin' more than seein' Pelosi half-naked.

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What the hell happened? Now I can see you tubes.
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So they want to prosecute him for something that happened 34 (or longer) years ago? What's the statute of limitations on that? The federal charges of "lying to the FBI" seem bogus. He paid a blackmailer with his own money .Why doesn't law enforcement go after the blackmailer?
Just sounds like a witch hunt.
Mean while President B.J. Billy got blown in the White House. O.K. I guess because she was of the opposite sex and barely legal instead of jailbait??
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Uh no. That is not what they are prosecuting him for. Better read before commenting, just sayin. They have records of him paying the blackmailer in other words, evidence.
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So they want to prosecute him for something that happened 34 (or longer) years ago? What's the statute of limitations on that? The federal charges of "lying to the FBI" seem bogus. He paid a blackmailer with his own money .Why doesn't law enforcement go after the blackmailer?
Just sounds like a witch hunt.
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