Federal law-enforcement officials have told multiple news outlets that Dennis Hastert paid a former high-school student of his almost $1 million to cover up alleged sexual abuse while Hastert was a wrestling coach and teacher in Illinois. Hastert, who was the longest-serving Republican speaker of the House in history, was charged by federal prosecutors Thursday for allegedly violating financial-disclosure laws by illegally structuring bank withdrawals and for lying to the FBI about it. His lawyers also filed a motion on Friday in an unrelated case involving an alleged misuse of government funds after leaving office. Buzzfeed quotes a law enforcement official who says there are several potential victims. A grand jury indictment said Hastert agreed to pay an anonymous individual $3.5 million for prior misconduct.
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