What Was Former Speaker Dennis Hastert's 'Misconduct'?
A $3.5 million mystery payout over alleged "misconduct" is at the center of federal charges against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert.By Steven Sparkman | May 28, 2015
Former Speaker of the House John Dennis Hastert's federal indictment Thursday was light on details — specifically, what did Hastert do to "Individual A"?
The indictment accuses Hastert of violating banking regulations and then lying to federal investigators about it, but the interesting thing is why.
The unnamed person in the indictment referred to as Individual A allegedly met with Hastert in 2010 and got the former congressman to agree to pay $3.5 million in what's being called "hush money" to conceal some misconduct on Hastert's part.