With sentencing Hastert loses teacher pension
On the day former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced to prison in a hush-money case that revealed accusations he sexually abused teenagers he has also lost his pension from his time as a teacher and wrestling coach.
Teachers’ Retirement System spokesman Dave Urbanek on Wednesday told the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights the $1,385.23 payment that would have gone to Hastert on May 1 won’t be issued.
Although the case against Hastert was about the nation’s banking laws, Urbanek said the sexual abuse factors of the case that dated to Hastert’s coaching career at Yorkville High School meant his teacher pension was taken away.
Urbanek says the pension system’s board didn’t have to vote on the matter, "the law makes the decision."
Hastert also receives a pension from his time in Congress.