Dennis Hastert

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An attorney for Dennis Hastert has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a victim of sexual abuse seeking outstanding hush-money payments from the imprisoned former U.S. House speaker.

The 74-year-old Hastert is serving a 15-month prison sentence for violating banking laws by trying to pay $3.5 million to silence the victim, who says he was abused when Hastert was a high school wrestling coach decades ago.

In April, the victim filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit contending Hastert still owes him $1.8 million. The man isn't identified in court documents.

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Some Illinois politicians are making a push to eliminate time limits on when people can be prosecuted for child sex crimes.

The move was prompted by the case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.   

Although he pleaded guilty to violating federal banking laws, Hastert's 15-month sentence took into account his admission that he sexually abused teenage boys when he was a high school wrestling coach.

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Dennis Hastert's attorney says the former U.S. House speaker will report to a federal prison in southeastern Minnesota this week to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-money case.

Washington, D.C.,-based attorney Thomas Green confirmed Monday in an email that the Illinois Republican will report to the Rochester Federal Medical Center.

Hastert has a Wednesday afternoon deadline to report. 

Illinois Lawmaker Tries To Revoke Hastert's State Pension

May 31, 2016

An Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take away former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's taxpayer-funded state pension following his conviction in a hush-money case.

The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees unanimously voted to rescind Dennis Hastert's honorary degree from the school. The Board met Thursday afternoon to discuss the matter during a special meeting.

    

Hastert received an honorary law doctoral degree in 1999. Earlier this month, the university announced a move by a committee to revoke the award. 

The committee said in a memo to President Doug Baker that Hastert’s recent felony conviction and sexual abuse testimony “do not reflect the values of the institution.”

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