A federal prosecutor who played a central role in former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s trial and who is on the team prosecuting Dennis Hastert is leaving to become an Illinois judge.
Dennis Hastert’s lawyers will try to defend the former U.S. House speaker against allegations that he lied to the FBI and skirted banking laws by first picking apart the indictment unveiled by federal prosecutors in May.
Thomas Green, Hastert’s New-York based defense attorney, said during a status hearing in Chicago that he’s concerned information that’s been disclosed to the media may inhibit Hastert’s right to a fair trial.
Federal judge who donated to Dennis Hastert will remain on former speaker’s hush-money case.
The attorneys representing former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will file a waiver to allow U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin to continue to preside over the case, sources tell CBS 2
CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov takes a look at some of the sad and surreal moments.
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he paid hush money to conceal wrongdoing before he entered politics, and lied to the FBI when questioned about the money.
A swarm of local and national media has descended on the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in the Loop, as former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert prepares to appear before a judge to enter his plea to charges tied to apparent hush money payments to cover up sexual abuse allegations.
Former House Speaker and Suburban Congressman Dennis Hastert’s disappearing act is coming to an end.
Jolene Burdge of Billings, Montana, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the FBI interviewed her in mid-May about Hastert. She said her brother told her before he died in 1995 that his first homosexual contact was with Hastert and that the relationship lasted through all of his high school years.
A federal judge has delayed former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s arraignment on charges he agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance, and lied to federal investigators who questioned Hastert’s suspicious bank withdrawals.
The office of U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin said the judge could not comment on any aspect of the case, including whether he might recuse himself.
This afternoon, advocates for children who’ve been sexually abused call the Hastert case a “watershed moment.”
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will be arraigned this week following an indictment that alleges he agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to someone from the Illinois town where he was once a teacher and coach, a federal judge’s office said Monday.
Wheaton College has announced Sunday that it is removing Dennis Hastert’s name from the school’s economics and public policy center after he was charged with allegedly concealing bank withdrawals.
Priest sex abuse activists are speaking out on the Hastert case, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Gary Matlock is defending Dennis Hastert, who coached him to a state championship decades ago. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports, Hastert was neither been seen or heard from publicly on Friday, but he has told close friends that he was sorry people had to go though this ordeal.
Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert was paying a man to keep a sexual relationship a secret, according to a report on the Chicago Tribune’s website.
A friend and political mentor of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was speaking up for the indicted lawmaker on Friday, a day after Hastert was accused of lying to the FBI, and trying to hide apparent hush money payments.