Oliver Willis

Former GOP Speaker Dennis Hastert Going To Prison

Dennis Hastert is the most senior Republican official to be sentenced to go to prison.

“Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert has been sentenced to 15 months in prison in a federal hush-money case involving allegations he sexually abused multiple students when he was a high school wrestling coach decades ago.

The 74-year-old is also required to undergo sex offender treatment and to pay a $250,000 fine to a crime victims fund, federal judge Thomas M. Durkin ordered at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.” [READ MORE]