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Dennis Hastert To Take Plea Deal In Hush Money Case

Former Speaker Dennis Hastert will plead guilty to the banking charges brought against him. Those charges are linked to sexual misconduct allegations.

By Samantha Crook | October 15, 2015

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert will plead guilty to bank reporting charges that are connected to the sexual misconduct accusations he's facing, according to court proceedings Thursday.

In May, Hastert was accused of misleading the federal government about large bank account withdrawals.

The indictment said Hastert arranged payments to someone referred to as "Individual A" to conceal misconduct.

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Media outlets have said government sources identified "Individual A" as a former male student at a high school where Hastert worked. (Video via CNN)

The sister of a different alleged victim told ABC a sexual relationship between her brother and Hastert went on throughout her brother's high school career. (Video via C-SPAN)

"I mean here was this mentor, the man who was, you know, basically his friend who was the one that was abusing him," the man's sister told ABC News.

Hastert originally pleaded not guilty in June.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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