Statement by the United States Attorney’s Office Following the Sentencing of Former U.S. Speaker of the House John Dennis Hastert

CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--April 27, 2016.  U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin for the Northern District of Illinois today sentenced John Dennis Hastert, 74, of Plano, Illinois, to 15 months in federal prison.  Hastert pleaded guilty last year to one count of illegally structuring cash withdrawals in order to evade financial reporting requirements.

After the sentencing hearing, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois issued the following statement:

“With this case, the Office sought to hold Mr. Hastert accountable for the crimes he committed that could still be prosecuted: illegally structuring cash withdrawals and lying . . .

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