Details of sex abuse could mean prison time for Hastert
CHICAGO (AP) -
When Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty last year to breaking banking laws, sentencing guidelines suggested that the former House speaker would probably serve no more than six months in prison for making illegal withdrawals to conceal a dark secret from his past.
But details of the case now suggest he might receive a longer sentence. That's because prosecutors recently lifted a veil of secrecy and disclosed that sex-abuse allegations are at the heart of the hush-money case.