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Former US House Speaker Hastert Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Charges

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges of trying to hide large cash transactions and lying to the FBI about it. Law enforcement officials have said Hastert was using the money to try to cover up sexual abuse of a male decades ago when the Republican congressman worked as a high school wrestling coach and teacher, according to media reports. Hastert's attorneys entered the plea on his behalf in a brief arraignment before Judge Thomas...

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