Former House Speaker Charged Following Suspicious Withdrawals of “Hush Money”

Federal Prosecutors are charging former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, following allegations that he was actively avoiding federal bank reporting requirements. The Feds charge that Hastert allegedly withdrew $1.7 million in hush money from his bank accounts, handing it over to an acquaintance to keep quiet about some currently-undisclosed “past misconduct.” The acquaintance apparently resides in Hastert’s home town, where Hastert was once a high school teacher.