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Ex-House Speaker Hastert Admits Lying to FBI, Faces Prison

Dennis Hastert, once one of the most powerful U.S. political figures, pleaded guilty Wednesday and now faces imprisonment for a $3.5 million hush-money case stemming from allegations of long-ago sexual misconduct. Under a plea deal with prosecutors in Chicago, the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives admitted lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the reasons he withdrew $1.7 million from bank accounts over the last several years. The 73-year-old...

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