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Former Speaker Hastert Pleads Guilty In Hush-Money Case

The former House speaker could face up to six months in prison and a fine that could reach $750,000.

By Kate Grumke | October 28, 2015

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty to a felony charge in front of a federal judge in Chicago.

The charges center around hush money Hastert paid to an unnamed individual. Officials have told multiple news outlets the charges involve some $3.5 million he paid to a male student to cover up sexual misconduct when Hastert was a high school teacher and wrestling coach.

Hastert could face up to six months in prison and as much as a $750,000 fine.

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