Skip to comments.Dennis Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months, and Apologizes for Sex Abuse
Posted on 04/27/2016 6:57:51 PM PDT by Morgana
CHICAGO J. Dennis Hastert, once among the nations most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in prison for illegally structuring bank transactions in an effort to cover up his sexual abuse of young members of a wrestling team he coached decades ago.
In a hearing that was by turns harrowing and revelatory, Mr. Hastert publicly admitted for the first time to abusing his athletes, was confronted in emotional addresses by one of the former wrestlers and the sister of another, and faced a long, scathing rebuke from the judge.
Mr. Hastert, 74, who made an unlikely rise from beloved small-town wrestling coach in Illinois to speaker of the House in Washington, sat slouched in a wheelchair in a federal courtroom here as a judge announced that he was rejecting pleas for probation from Mr. Hasterts lawyers, as well as prosecutors endorsement of a shorter prison stay.
While the sentencing hearing was, technically, about a violation of banking rules and regulations, the proceedings focused squarely on the underlying reason for Mr. Hasterts puzzling bank withdrawals his abuse of young wrestlers who had viewed him as a role model.
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Well, the 15 months are for the financial issues.
For the raping of young men, there really isn’t a fit punishment for that.
The domino effect of not only destroying lives of innocent young people, possibly turning them into homosexuals, and even worse, potential child predators, can’t be punished here on earth.
Do not expose your opponent until you exploited them. You can be pretty sure that some on both sides of the aisle knew this was hanging over Hastert’s head.
All I can say is Judgement day will very interesting when it comes to matters like these.
Roland Freisler gives a big thumbs up.
This comes at an opportune time to remind GOPe beneficiaries that ALL of you have dirt that can’t be washed out, ever, and that we, the Borg, OWN you.
He’ll be running again for his old House seat after his release.
As a DemocRAT.
Oh, I don't know. "Hillary Clinton" and "President of the United States" in the same sentence sounds a lot worse.
So where did he get all the money? No investigation of obvious bribery..
It's sick. The government requires him to undergo "sex-offender treatment" while the Supreme Court pretends that homosexuality is normal.
“So where did he get all the money? No investigation of obvious bribery..”
From public school teacher to Congrss to multi-millionaire.
Those salaries don’t make you a millionaire.
Wondering where a former teacher/coach got millions to pay in ransom...just kidding. We all know how you can elected poor but you aren’t long!
Fifteen months for the wrong crime.
How you can be elected poor but aren’t long...
They should have hanged him.
[His crime was homosexuality]
He raped teenage boys that he coached and mentored. He deserves to rot in jail with Jerry Sandusky.
The death penalty seems too little, despite the damned statute of limitations.
This is the GOP leadership that is opposing Trump.
Melissa McNamara/ CBS/AP/ June 22, 2006
Speaker Hastert's Land Deal Questioned cbsnews.com
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