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Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert faces charges
Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert faces charges

Federal prosecutors announced bank-related charges against former House Speaker J. 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. He is also accused of lying to the FBI. Each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago. From 2010 to 2014, Hastert withdrew a total of about $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,...

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