CNN: Former House Speaker Hastert Used Hush Money to Cover up Sexual Misconduct With Former Student [Video]
CNN is reporting that Illinois former US Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, was paying a former student in order to keep quiet about allegations of sexual misconduct.
This comes from the time when Hastert was employed as ateacher and wrestling coach in Illinois. This information was revealed on Friday afternoon in a CNN investigation. This new information comes a day after federal prosecutors indicted Hastert for lying to the FBI. Authorities said he lied about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed person to "cover up past misconduct."
Between 1965 and 1981 before entering politics, Dennis Hastert was a wrestling coach and teacher in Yorkville.
Yorkville Community Unit School District #115, The high school where Hastert worked released the following statement:
has no knowledge of Mr. Hastert's alleged misconduct, nor has any individual contacted the District to report any such misconduct
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