Ex-US president parliament guilty of fraud

Ex-US president parliament guilty of fraud

World October 29, 2015 00:03

- Dennis Hastert, former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, has Wednesday before the judge guilty of fraudulent payments. Prosecutors have demanded a half years in prison. Hastert was the Republican chairman of the House from 1999 to 2007.

The 73-year-old Hastert is from Illinois and worked in education before he plunged into politics in 1981. He would then surely three students have abused according to US media and one of them have paid a total of almost one million between 2010 and 2014 to keep it quiet. Hastert was indicted for the concealed payments and for lying to the investigators.

The beneficiary of the documents not mentioned by name and it was not put forward in the process which for " & quot misconduct ; Hastert did not want made ​​public. He would have promised the victims end up giving a total of 2.7 million euros. The process attracted great interest because media, as evidenced in vain, hoping to find out more about the misbehavior of the top politician. The punishment shall be determined February 29.

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