Hastert Gets 15 Mos. For Hiding Victim Payouts

Law360, Chicago (April 27, 2016, 12:59 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, once second in line to the presidency of the United States, to 15 months in prison and two years of supervised release after Hastert admitted hiding payments used to cover up his sexual abuse of teenage boys on the Yorkville, Illinois, high school wrestling team.

Dennis Hastert arrives for his sentencing in Chicago on April 27. U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin called the former House speaker a "serial child molester" during the hearing. (Credit: AP) In handing down a sentence that is an out-and-out rejection of federal sentencing...

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