Dennis Hastert Sentenced To Prison For Hush-Money Payments
The former speaker of the House was sentenced to 15 months in prison Wednesday.By Katherine Biek | April 27, 2016
A judge sentenced former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to 15 months in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to making hush-money payments to cover up allegations of sexual abuse.
The 74-year-old is accused of sexually abusing four boys when he was working as a wrestling coach at an Illinois high school decades ago.
NBC reports Hastert said he regretted what he called "mistreating" the boys, saying, "They looked up to me and I took advantage of them."