Latest Dennis Hastert News

Lawyers: Hastert trying to take back sexual-abuse admissions

Sep. 12, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has sought to retract key admissions he made during his federal criminal case years ago that he sexually abused a then-high school student, a filing in an ongoing civil case alleges. The document filed by lawyers for the accuser cites a 2018...

Judge: Hastert victim broke terms of $3.5M hush-money deal

Sep. 11, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former student who Dennis Hastert sexually abused decades ago breached an unwritten $3.5 million hush-money agreement with the former U.S. House Speaker by telling family members and a friend about it, an Illinois judge ruled this week. But Kendall County Judge Robert Pilmer declined to...