Plea Deal Being Discussed In Hastert Case

(Chicago, IL) — Negotiations are taking place about a possible plea deal in the case involving former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert. The discussions were unveiled by his lawyers yesterday during a federal court hearing. The judge said he wants to know by October 15th whether he needs to set a trial date. Hastert is accused of lying to the FBI about millions of dollars in bank withdrawals used as payoffs to hide past sexual misconduct.