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Nation Jun 22Ex-U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert starts prison term
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrived at a Minnesota prison on Wednesday to serve his 15-month sentence in a hush-money case involving revelations that the Illinois Republican sexually abused at least four boys when he coached wrestling at an…
Politics Dec 17Ex-House Speaker Hastert recovering from stroke
Dennis Hastert's lawyer says in an emailed statement that the former U.S. house speaker who is awaiting sentencing in a hush-money case had a stroke more than a month ago and has been hospitalized since then.
Nation Aug 04Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants federal court to rehear his appeal on corruption conviction
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday asked a full federal appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after three judges recently overturned five of his 18 corruption convictions.
Politics May 29Questions surround former Speaker Hastert’s indictment
CHICAGO — 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…
Politics May 28Indictment accuses former Speaker Hastert of paying $3.5 million in hush money
CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Thursday, accusing the 73-year-old Illinois Republican of withdrawing $952,000 in cash in a way that evaded the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000.