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Former House Speaker, Admitted Child Molester Leaves Prison Early

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Released two months early from a 15 month sentence for money laundering to cover up the sexual abuse of teenage boys, disgraced former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was moved from a federal prison hospital into a halfway house to serve the remainder of his stint.

The money laundering came to light in 2012 when it was discovered that Hastert was using taxpayers funds for personal use. When the FBI began investigating, they soon discovered Hastert had agreed to pay $3.5 million in small increments in “hush money” to one of his former students/victims.  

His alleged abuse of teenaged boys began in the 70’s, while he was working as a teacher and wrestling coach at a rural Illinois high school.

As the longest-serving Republican House Speaker, and at one time, second in line for the presidency, he fought against anti-gay discrimination laws, stating that gays were unnatural and immoral.

After his full, and ridiculously short incarceration term is up, he must serve two years of court-ordered supervised release that will include random drug screenings, constant checkups from a probation officer, a sex-offender treatment program and restricted travel. His reputation and Washington career destroyed, Hastert also faces two lawsuits filed by alleged victims.

 

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