Thursday, May 28, 2015
WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Charged with Bank Fraud, Lying to FBI.
The Justice Department has indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert on reporting evasion charges and lying to the FBI as part of an effort to conceal paying off the victim of “prior bad acts.”
In an indictment handed down in the District Court of Northern Illinois, the Department of Justice and IRS charged Hastert, 73, with illegally transferring funds in an effort to avoid detection by the IRS, a scheme known as “structuring. ”In the indictment, Hastert is accused of agreeing to pay one individual $3.5 million.
Posted by Barbara at 4:45 PM