Dennis Hastert Discussing Possible Plea Deal

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Dennis Hastert

Former House Speaker and Illinois congressman Dennis Hastert is discussing a possible plea deal on charges he covered up sex abuse allegations.

Hastert faces charges of lying to federal investigators and hiding bank transactions as part of a plan to pay $3.5 million in hush money to an alleged victim.

Hastert worked as a high school teacher and wrestling coach before launching his political career.

He’s due back in court in mid-October.

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