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  • Tougher restrictions imposed on former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert

    12/12/2017 2:44:40 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 29 replies
    A judge on Tuesday ordered supervised release conditions tightened for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, including barring him from possessing pornography, using sex chat lines or having any contact with minors except in the presence of an adult who is aware of his conviction related to the sexual abuse of boys decades ago. The order from U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin appeared to be based on a report submitted under seal by the probation department a day earlier. The docket in Hastert’s case was updated Tuesday with a lengthy order from the judge issuing a host of new restrictions...
  • Hastert duped into letting stranger inside

    10/11/2006 6:16:10 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 58 replies · 1,785+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10/11/2006 | Lynn Sweet
    House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, with his job on the line because of the spiraling Mark Foley cyberspace page sex scandal, was duped Tuesday into letting a stranger into his Plano home -- a serious security breach. Hastert literally let his guard down and allowed in his house a hustling, self-promoting evangelist little known in this country, the Houston-based K.A. Paul, who at 7:30 a.m. arrived at the speaker's home with a camera-wielding associate. How Paul and his aide, Dennis Ryan, got to Hastert's door is a tale of apparent chance. How the publicity-hungry Paul and Ryan walked through it...
  • Ben Sasse and #NeverTrump’s Pedophile Problem

    05/06/2016 4:19:43 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 61 replies
    Danger and Play ^ | May 5, 2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Ben Sasse and the rest of the GOP elite claim Trump is a menace who must be stopped “on principle.” Sasse and others have criticized Trump for not disavowing racists quickly enough (even though Trump disavowed racists repeatedly). Sasse has a bigger problem – he supported a pedophile. Some suspect he used his position of authority to enable abuse. Ben Sasse was in charge of supervising underage boys, who were later abused by members of Congress. Ben Sasse was a tutor in the Congressional page program from 1996 to 1998. The Congressional page program brings underage boys to Congress to...
  • Judge sentences former U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert to 15 months in federal prison

    04/27/2016 10:11:38 AM PDT · by NRx · 119 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-27-2016 | Matt Zapotosky
    CHICAGO —A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert to 15 months in federal prison — a term above what even prosecutors had recommended and one that clearly takes into account the sexual abuse allegations that generated the criminal case against the Illinois Republican. The sentencing marked an ignominious moment in the life of a man who was once a revered high school teacher and wrestling coach in Illinois and who ascended into the highest ranks of American politics. Even before the hearing, prosecutors had revealed in court filings how Hastert allegedly had molested or inappropriately...
  • Dennis Hastert sentenced

    04/27/2016 9:09:41 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 44 replies
    WLS am 890 radio ^ | 4/27/2016 | WLS radio
    WLS just announced that Dennis Hastert has been sentenced to 2 years of supervised release and no contact with those he had molested.
  • Dennis Hastert Molested at Least Four Boys, Prosecutors Say

    04/08/2016 8:12:20 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 134 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 8, 2016 | MONICA DAVEY and MITCH SMITH
    CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors on Friday for the first time provided details of sexual abuse allegations against J. Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House, asserting that he molested at least four boys, as young as 14, when he worked as a high school wrestling coach decades ago. Mr. Hastert, 74, is not charged with the incidents of abuse because of statutes of limitation, prosecutors said, but he was accused last year of illegally structuring bank withdrawals for money he was paying to one of his victims in an effort to hide the abuse. He pleaded guilty in October...
  • Sex abuse testimony OK'd for Dennis Hastert sentencing

    03/23/2016 1:02:37 PM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/23/2016 | Jason Meisner
    Another man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert years ago as well as the sister of another alleged victim could testify at Hastert's upcoming sentencing on charges he paid hush money to cover up wrongdoing in his past, the Tribune has learned. For the first time, prosecutors and lawyers for Hastert revealed in an unannounced hearing Tuesday that the Illinois Republican had been accused of sexual abuse from when he was high school wrestling coach and teacher in Yorkville decades ago, according to a transcript of the hearing obtained by the Tribune. In...
  • Hastert Reportedly Paid Individual From His Past To Hide Sexual Misconduct

    05/29/2015 12:21:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.buzzfeed.com ^ | 05-29-2015 | John Stanton, Andrew Kaczynski, Evan McMorris-Santoro
    What We Know So Far Hastert, the former Speaker of the House, was indicted Thursday on federal charges of evading reporting requirements and lying to the FBI The Illinois Republican allegedly agreed to pay an unnamed individual $3.5 million for previous misconduct Source: Investigators considered including a second alleged victim in the Hastert indictment, but ultimately chose not to do so. A source familiar with the investigation told BuzzFeed News that U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon considered but did not pursue additional charges against former Speaker Dennis Hastert, which would have included a reference to an Individual B, one of potentially...
  • Indictment of former House speaker Dennis Hastert

    08/18/2015 10:02:47 PM PDT · by Rabin · 34 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | pass | staff
    Federal prosecutors on Thursday indicted former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert on charges of purposefully withdrawing less than $10,000 in order to evade... Violations: Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2); Title 31, United States Code,Section 5324
  • The Trap That Ensnared Denny Hastert Could Be Set For Any of Us

    06/10/2015 10:04:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Lavrenti Beria, who ran Josef Stalin’s KGB, once commented on the ease with which the feared organization he headed could convict any individual at will: “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” But that was early 20th Century Soviet Union, and this is 21st Century America, you might say; we have all manner of procedural safeguards in place to guard against individuals being charged and convicted of things not truly evil or harmful to others. Ahh, were it so. Just how easy is it in 21st Century America to run afoul of one or more of the...
  • Dennis Hastert: When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Your Own Money From Your Bank

    06/07/2015 5:39:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/07/2015 | Josh Barro
    Dennis Hastert has not been indicted on a charge of sexual abuse, nor has he been indicted on a charge of paying money he was not legally allowed to pay. The indictment of Mr. Hastert, a former House speaker, released last week, lays out two counts: taking money out of the bank the wrong way, and then lying to the F.B.I. about what he did with the money. Does that make sense? Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic, for example, is worried that the indictment constitutes government overreach, punishing Mr. Hastert for concealing payments whose disclosure he may have thought would...
  • 'He damaged him more than we will ever know' (Dennis Hastert sexually abused her teen brother)

    06/05/2015 10:23:46 AM PDT · by dead · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 June 2015 | Louise Boyle For Dailymail.com
    Steve Reinboldt was the student equipment manager when Hastert worked at Yorkville High school in Illinois in the 1970s and 80s His sister Jolene Reinboldt said Steve told her he was gay 8 years after high school and at the same time revealed his first same-sex experience 'was with Dennis Hastert' Steve Reinboldt died of AIDS in 1995. His sister confronted Dennis Hastert with the allegations when the politician turned up to Steve's funeral Hastert, 73, has not responded to the allegations He was indicted last week on accusations he agreed to pay $3.5m 'hush money' to ensure someone...
  • Video: Sister of alleged Dennis Hastert victim goes public

    06/05/2015 6:46:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It took 20 years for Jolene Reinboldt to have anyone take her story seriously. After her brother Steve died of AIDS in 1995, she was shocked to see Dennis Hastert, her brother’s teacher and coach in high school, show up for the viewing. She followed Hastert out to the parking lot and told him she knew his secret, and then tried for years to get law enforcement and news agencies to investigate it, all to no avail. Two weeks ago, though, the FBI came calling and wanted to hear her story for themselves as part of an investigation into...
  • Exclusive: Alleged Dennis Hastert Sex Abuse Victim Is Named By Family

    06/05/2015 5:58:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 5, 2015 | BRIAN ROSS, RHONDA SCHWARTZ and JOHN CAPELL
    In Steve Reinboldt’s 1970 high school yearbook, wrestling coach Dennis Hastert wrote that Steve was his “great, right hand man” as the student equipment manager of the Yorkville, Illinois wrestling team. But Steve was also a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Hastert, Steve’s sister said today in an interview with ABC News. It is the first time an alleged Hastert victim has been identified by name since his indictment for lying to the FBI and violating federal banking laws to cover-up past misconduct. Hastert, due in court next week, has not responded to the allegations. In an...
  • What You Need to Know About Child Molesters

    06/04/2015 5:40:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    In the past few weeks we've learned that Josh Dugger was a child molester, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was a child molester and the Methodist Church in the UK has apologized for 2,000 cases of abuse dating back to 1950. Child molesters can be found in the highest reaches of politics. Molesters can be television celebrities. And molesters can ply their abuse under the cover of the church. With abusers that pervasive it makes sense to learn more about the perpetrators. Thanks to an excellent article in The Jewish Woman we can. The really bad news in...
  • So evading government scrutiny is a crime. Why?

    06/03/2015 11:41:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday I started to delve into the Dennis Hastert case, paying particular attention to the specific crimes with which the former Speaker is being charged. But even after I finished writing about it and reading some of the comments here, I wasn’t very happy with my conclusions. There’s something very unsettling about the entire case (leaving out the obvious, horrible alleged child rape parts of it) but I felt that I wasn’t quite able to put my finger on it. Today I found someone who has done a better job of wrestling those questions to the ground and it...
  • Evangelical Powerhouse Wheaton College Removes Dennis Hastert's Name From Center After Indictment

    06/02/2015 8:38:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    Wheaton College, the prominent Evangelical alma mater of former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Sunday that it had removed his name from a center named after him since his scandalous indictment for illegally transferring funds to dodge the IRS and lying to the FBI. Reports surfaced last week alleging that Hastert had sexually molested a male victim to whom he recently paid hush money in violation of federal banking laws, according to a federal law enforcement official briefed on the case. The 73-year-old Wheaton graduate was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury that charged that he had violated...
  • Liberal Democrat Bill Press: A raw deal for Hastert

    06/02/2015 8:09:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/02/2015 | Bill Press
    As a Democrat, I know I’m supposed to cheer now that former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) has been charged with federal crimes. But, in fact, I feel just the opposite. It looks to me like he got a raw deal, and ended up the victim of an overzealous federal prosecutor. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t condone Hastert’s rumored sexual abuse of a former student, if that’s what happened. But if that student still felt harmed, so many years later, why didn’t he go to the police instead of going to Hastert and hitting him up for hush money?...
  • David Brooks: 'Obama Has Run An Amazingly Scandal-Free Administration' [mentions my blog]

    05/31/2015 4:47:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 31, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Despite 6-1/2 years of horrid governance and dozens of acknowledged scandals, several of which a few of the credible remaining outposts of liberal thought have actually agreed are scandals, David Brooks, the New York Times's resident fake conservative, asserted on Friday's PBS NewsHour, as if it's an indisputable fact, that "President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him."</p>
  • It all begins with "Black Larry" and Omaha's Boys Town

    05/31/2015 5:56:54 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 5 replies
    Libertarian Republican ^ | Sunday, May 31, 2015 | Eric Dondero
    This FROM THE EDITOR: We will have a major update to the Dennis Hastert child sex ring story here tonight. Witness, sworn statement. Stay tuned... We will begin our coverage of the so-called "Dennis Hastert Sex Scandal," with a video from the early 1990s, from a trusted source of this website. The documentary was set to air on the Discovery Channel in 1994, but was pulled at the last minute, and never ran on cable TV. Some blog sleuths eventually dug it up, years later. It contains some mind-numbing accusations and earth shattering evidence against some Nebraska politicians at the...