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    Dennis Hastert Indicted Over ‘Hush Money’

    Crime doesn’t pay, but … the former speaker of the House is accused of lying to the FBI about sneaky cash withdrawals used to slip an undisclosed someone $1.7 million in exchange for keeping quiet about “past misconduct,” which some reports are saying was sexual misconduct with a former student. The 73-year-old, now a well-paid lobbyist, allegedly withdrew money in small amounts to avoid detection. Faced with two charges, which each carry up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, he’s likely to cough up more for his defense.

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