GUILTY IL - Dennis Hastert, former U.S. House Speaker, indicted for child molestation, Yorkville, 2015

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  1. SCHMAE

    SCHMAE Well-Known Member

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    Well, I think we all knew it would be sexual of some kind, right? Wonder what kind of laws he helped along the way that were in direct violation of his inner belief system .
    Gross !
     


  2. SCHMAE

    SCHMAE Well-Known Member

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    wfgodot Former Member

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    And meanwhile, in Tabloidville....

    'It was sex': Law enforcement says Dennis Hastert hush-money scandal is about
    sexual abuse of a male high school student during his years as a wrestling coach

    ⁍ Hastert was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on felony charges of hiding large cash bank withdrawals and lying to the FBI
    ⁍ Law enforcement sources say case about sex abuse of a male high school student when Hastert coached wrestling, taught history
    ⁍ Federal indictment said 'Individual A' who received the cash lived in Yorkville, Illinois, where Hastert taught from 1965 to 1981
    ⁍ FBI reportedly unable to corroborate sex abuse claim but determined that Hastert paid his alleged victim $1.7 million cover up
    ⁍ Investigators reportedly spoke with at least one other accuser but decided against including his claims in the criminal case
    ⁍ Hastert has been married to wife Jean since 1973; they have two sons Josh and Ethan and at least one grandson, Jack


     
  5. Zuri

    Zuri Well-Known Member

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    So there was more than one accuser? Wow. I wonder why those claims were not included?

    And wouldn't this be considered extortion in some manner by the victim with Hastert paying the now adult man?
     
  6. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    LA Times:

    A second person accused Hastert of sexual abuse: official

    more at link above

    And more accusations to come.
     
  7. believe09

    believe09 Well-Known Member

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    That is a long time to have something hanging over your head. I wonder if he is relieved that the blackmail is finally over?
     
  8. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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  9. Nova

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    Well, as the saying goes, "The only scandals that will bring down an important politician involve a dead girl or a live boy in the politico's bed." And we know "Individual A" is still alive.
     
  10. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Edwin Edwards's lasting contribution to the realpolitik lexicon.
     
  11. Nova

    Nova Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, godot! I was too lazy to look up the source.
     
  12. Morag

    Morag Well-Known Member

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    After all this time, I'll bet he thought he had gotten away with whatever it is. But when the victim reached retirement age, he may have needed the money... Perhaps he saw something in the news about Hastert's lobbyist earnings. Or could they have been in touch all these years?
     
  13. RLynne

    RLynne Verified Expert

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    Or, any possible charges re: the behavior the money was paid to conceal are more properly brought it state court. But my money is on statue of limitations issues.
     
  14. RLynne

    RLynne Verified Expert

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    I find this fascinating: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/28/dennis-hastert-patriot-act_n_7465780.html

    and

     
  15. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/30/us/politics/hastert-indictment.html?_r=0
     
  16. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't look like that is going to happen, considering Mr. Hastert has denied he was extorted.
     
  18. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that was before it was public, now I think denny should out who he has been paying to keep quiet. Seems that this could have been consensual between two males with the student probably being a minor. IIRC this happened before denny was married and in the political world. Seems strange that this person didn't start this shake down till 2010, denny was out of office in 2007, I wonder why the wait. jmo idk
     
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    SHOCKED........................... not
     
  20. SCHMAE

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    Ok, is there a statute of limitations in play here? You know the coach a couple of years ago got sent to prison and his crimes were many years prior, right?
    Also, if Hastert liked molesting boys 30 yrs ago, he still likes molesting boys. Sorry but you know it's true.
     

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