Politics Former Speaker of House Hastert indicted - possible kid-diddler

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  1. Hugh Blowmont

    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    paid $3.5 million in hush mkney to someone from his hometown for "prior bad acts". This guy was a high school wrestling coach, this isnt too hard to put together.


    May 28, 7:00 PM EDT

    LATEST ON HASTERT: INDICTMENT DOESN'T IDENTIFY RECIPIENT

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    A federal indictment against Dennis Hastert does not identify the person it says the former U.S. House speaker agreed to pay to keep quiet about `prior misconduct.'

    However, it says the person has known Hastert most of the person's life. It also says the person has been a resident of Yorkville, Illinois, where Hastert was a high school teacher and coach from 1965 to 1981.

    The indictment says Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to the unidentified person for misconduct against that person. The indictment does not describe the misconduct Hastert was trying to conceal.

    The details were included in an indictment in which the 73-year-old Illinois Republican is charged with withdrawing $952,000 in cash in small amounts to evade the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000. He's also charged with lying to the FBI.

    Federal prosecutors announced the charges Thursday.

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    5:10 p.m. (CDT)

    A federal indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert says he agreed to pay $3.5 million to hide `prior misconduct' against an unidentified person.

    The indictment says Hastert agreed to pay the money to the unidentified person. The indictment does not describe the misconduct Hastert was trying to conceal.

    The details were included in an indictment in which the 73-year-old Illinois Republican is charged with withdrawing $952,000 in cash in small amounts to evade the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000. He's also charged with lying to the FBI.

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    4:45 p.m. (CDT)

    Dennis Hastert was a little-known lawmaker from a suburban Chicago district when he became the speaker of the U.S. House in 1999.

    He succeeded conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich. Hastert went on to become the GOP's longest-serving speaker. He served until 2007.

    Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced bank-related charges against Hastert.

    Hastert was generally viewed as a congenial lawmaker, typically called "coach" by his GOP colleagues.

    He did not immediately return message seeking comment Thursday about the federal indictment against him.

    The 73-year-old Illinois Republican is charged with withdrawing $952,000 in cash in small amounts to evade the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000. He's also charged with lying to the FBI.

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    4:30 p.m. (CDT)

    The Associated Press has left messages seeking comment from former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert about federal bank-related charges against him.

    A message left with a person at Hastert's Washington, D.C., office was not immediately returned Thursday. An email sent to Hastert also was not immediately returned.

    A statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago says the 73-year-old Illinois Republican is charged with structuring a withdrawal of $952,000 in cash to evade the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000. He's also charged with lying to the FBI.

    Each of the two counts he faces carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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    4:20 p.m. (CDT)

    Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

    A statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago says the 73-year-old Illinois Republican is accused of structuring the withdrawal of $952,000 in cash in order to evade the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000. He's also accused of lying to the FBI.

    Each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

    From 2010 to 2014, Hastert withdrew a total of approximately $1.7 million in cash from various bank accounts and provided it to a person identified only as Individual A, according to the indictment.

    In December last year, "Hastert falsely stated that he was keeping the cash" when questioned by the FBI, the prosecutor's statement says.

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    4:15 p.m. (CDT)
     
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    illegal to structurally withdraw funds from your own bank accounts
     
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    Imagine if you were one of the very few trustworthy politicians in this country?

    What a fucking embarrassment - the whole lot of 'em.
     
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    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    He was originally withdrawing cash in $50,000 chunks at a time. Like that won't get noticed

    I am always disappointed how dumb the corrupt are.
     
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    When they get powerful, they think they are above the law.
     
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    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    that's like being a baseball player in the 90's that didn't juice
     
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    This is exactly why anyone that props up any of them are absolute fuckwads.
     
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    3.5 mil is a lot to pay as blackmail money, especially in your 70s

    You would certainly admit to an affair or even a child you had years ago at this stage of your life, I'd think

    Gotta be pretty bad whatever it is
     
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    I wonder how Rush Limbaugh will spin this. I say "Democrat Ambush".
     
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    Well, it is, but it doesnt change the fact he very likely did something very bad that the statute of limitations had long since run, but he didnt want to be accused of.
     
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    Definitely can see that happening. These fucks never disappoint.
     
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    This is why I don't understand why people root for these political parties as if they were a football team. I'm not talking about the accusations against Hastert, I'm talking about the fact that he has 3.5 million in hush money. Congressman make 150k a yr, that's a great living and all, but isn't it amazing how many are multi-millionaires in a few short yrs??

    Just goes to show they say whatever to get elected because it is so fucking lucrative, not because they have any intention of following through on campaign promises or for moral reasons.
     
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    Yeah - he went right to K Street in 2007 (like everyone does in both parties)

    I was priced out of living in DC years ago because every year lobbyists and lawyers were taking everything over more and more, converting Townhomes into offices, etc.
     
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    I am familiar with one, former NBA star Bill Bradley from NJ.
    After a few years he got so disgusted he quit politics outright.

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    All of this said, it does piss me off you can't withdraw your own cash without being interviewed by the FBI

    Maybe he liked call girls or high stakes gambling and was embarrassed.
     
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    Didn't Wiggy say that gay kid diddlers must be held above all others?
     
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    The key word there is "cash." And you are only interviewed if there is a pattern of attempting to withdraw cash in a way that would prevent the bank from filing the currency transaction reports (CTRs), which require reporting cash transactions above 10K. Put differently, if you go in every day and withdraw $20,000, absent additional facts, no one will talk to you about it. If you go in every day and withdraw $9,800 (thereby falling right below the CTR minimum), you likely will be picked up by the bank's internal enforcement division (so, private investigators, though most are ex-law enforcement) and then reported up to Treasury.
     
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    My first thought was "who did he touch?" These guys are straight out central casting sometimes. So stereotypical. Let's hope it's a boy.
     
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    Guilty!
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    With that dynamic personality of his I can imagine he was a spellbinding public speaker worth every penny corporations paid him for "appearances".