Feds: Former Speaker Hastert Restructured Bank Withdrawals, Lied to FBI

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Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert made regular bank withdrawals below a limit that would require reporting and then lied to federal officials when asked about those withdrawals, according to a federal indictment handed down Thursday.

The Department of Justice and IRS allege Hastert, 73, withdrew $1.7 million from various banks between 2010 to 2014 and provided the funds to an unnamed person “to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct.”

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/john-dennis-hastert-305381301.html