Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert will plead guilty to charges related to allegations that he attempted to circumvent financial disclosure laws and lied to the FBI in the course of paying $1.7 million to an individual who was threatening to reveal that Hastert, a former Illinois high school teacher, had sexually abused him. The exact details of Hastert’s plea deal have not yet been disclosed, but Politico reported Wednesday that the agreement would involve serving “possibly more than a year” of prison time. A judge scheduled Hastert’s plea appearance for Oct. 28.

Source: Dennis Hastert plea: Guilty in case of hush-money payments for alleged high school sex abuse.

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