“Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid a man to conceal a sexual relationship they had while the man was a student at the high school where Hastert taught, a federal law enforcement official told NBC News on Friday,” reports NBC News.
The story continues, “The official spoke on condition of anonymity. Tribune reported earlier in the day that two unnamed federal officials said that Hastert paid a man from his past to conceal sexual misconduct.”
Hastert made national news yesterday when he was indicted “on charges that he structured bank withdrawals to avoid federal reporting requirements and later lied about it to the FBI,” NBC News notes. “The indictment said that Hastert was paying an unidentified person from his past to conceal Hastert’s ‘prior misconduct.’ The indictment did not specify the alleged misconduct or name the person.”
Hastert, an Illinois Republican, was a teacher and wrestling coach from 1965 to 1981 in Yorkville, Ill., before he entered politics.
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