[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Former RINO Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, who was indicted on Thursday for lying to the FBI about withdrawals made from his bank account, was withdrawing the money to make payments to a blackmailer in an effort to cover up his sexual misconduct and, according to one source, a past relationship with a man.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Hastert began withdrawing money in increments of $50,000 in June of 2010 and continued his withdrawals in that amount every six weeks through April 2012. In July of 2012, he changed his withdrawal amount to $10,000. Federal prosecutors say that Hastert lessened his withdrawals in order to evade the filing of Currency Transaction Reports, CTRs. Banks are required to file such reports for all cash transactions over $10,000.
When questioned by the feds about these actions, Hastert lied and claimed that he was keeping the cash because he was not confident with the safety of the banking system.
That couldn’t have been further from the truth.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]As it turns out, Hastert made payments totaling $925,000, just a portion of his agreed upon hush money bribe of $3.5 million to Individual A.
Some reports are indicating that the relationship was a homosexual one while others are saying that it was a case of sexual abuse.
Regardless, Hastert was making the payments to avoid the word getting about about his past sexual behavior. It is believed that his attempted cover-up dates back to his sexual actions with a man while Hastert was a wrestling coach and teacher in Yorkville, IL. While some say it is unknown whether the other party is a man or a woman, one source says that the individual in question was a man.
While the individual who Hastert was paying off has not been identified, they are said to have known Hastert most of their life and is believed to have been a resident of Yorkville during Hastert’s time in the educational system there between 1965 and 1981.
The 73-year old Hastert has reportedly been released on $4,500 bond. He is facing a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on 2 counts.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]