CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced bank-related charges
against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Thursday, accusing
the 73-year-old Illinois Republican of structuring the withdrawal of
$952,000 in cash in order to evade the requirement that banks report
cash transactions over $10,000. He's also accused of lying to the FBI.
Each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in
prison and a $250,000 fine, according to a statement from the U.S.
attorney's office in Chicago.
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