Shocking Twist: Dennis Hastert Plans To Plead Guilty In Hush-Money Case Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

Dennis Hastert Plead Guilty Hush Money Banking Scandal
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Oct. 16 2015, Published 11:21 a.m. ET

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Dennis Hastert, former House Speaker, is expected to plead guilty in a federal hush-money case, in which the Politician is accused of providing pay-offs for past sexual misconduct.

The 73-year-old was originally charged for breaking banking laws and lying to the FBI so he could pay someone $3.5 million to silence claims of his alleged wrongdoing.

The accusations against Hastert are said to have occurred decades ago, when he served as a high school teacher and wrestling coach in the 1960's and 70's.

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"I'm really thrilled," Jolene Burdge, a Montana woman who claims Hastert sexually abused her now-deceased brother when he was a student at Yorkville High School, told NBC News. "This solidifies the fact that he is guilty ... that he abused his position."

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Judge John Gallo expects to have a written plea agreement from Hastert by Monday, the New York Post reports.

All details of the case, as well as the terms Hastert's expected plea, have not been revealed.



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