Hastert Indicted On Federal Charges

(Chicago, IL) — Federal prosecutors in Chicago say former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been indicted on charges that include lying to the FBI. Hastert reportedly attempted to avoid federal scrutiny as he withdrew nearly a million dollars in cash from several banks. The indictment indicates Hastert was removing the money to pay an unidentified person to keep them from revealing “prior misconduct.” Hastert told investigators he simply didn’t trust banks, and that is why he was withdrawing the money.