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  • new storyAP News Guide to case against former Speaker Dennis Hastert 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 3:44 pm

    CHICAGO - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will appear in federal court next week on charges that he evaded banking regulations as part of a plan to pay $3.5 million to a person to keep quiet about past misconduct. A person familiar with the allegations told The Associated Press that the payments were to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago.

  • Q&A: What's next in the Dennis Hastert hush-money case story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 11:28 am

    CHICAGO - The federal judge presiding over former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's hush-money case donated money to the then-Illinois congressman, but he has not said whether he'll recuse himself. That's one of several outstanding issues as Hastert prepares to appear in court on the charges next week.

  • Records: Hastert judge gave money to ex-speaker's campaign 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:40 pm

    CHICAGO - Federal records indicate the judge overseeing the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert donated $1,500 to the then-Illinois congressman's re-election campaigns.

  • House GOP leader: Premature for House to investigate Hastert 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 11:30 am

    WASHINGTON - It would be premature for the House to probe whether former Speaker Dennis Hastert committed any wrongdoing while still in office, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday.

  • Latest on Hastert: Boehner 'shocked' by reports story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-29-15 7:26 pm

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  • Hastert rose to speakership among the scandals of others story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-29-15 7:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - Dennis Hastert's career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others.

  • Timeline of the career of ex-US House Speaker Dennis Hastert story has photos
    Updated: May-28-15 11:43 pm

    CHICAGO - A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican. Before the indictment handed down Thursday, Hastert was remarkable for being a little-known state lawmaker from suburban Chicago who eventually rose to the third-highest office in the land.