Hastert Acknowledges Sex Abuse For First Time; "I Am Sorry To Those I Hurt"The brother of former Illinois Republican House Leader Tom Cross testified Wednesday that he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who is facing sentencing for violating banking laws to conceal hush money payments to another victim.
Tom DeLay Sends Support Letter Ahead Of Hastert SentencingThe former U.S. House Majority Leader writes that the 74-year-old Hastert "is a good man that loves the lord."
Hastert Judge Won't Consider Support Letters Unless They're Made PublicThe judge in Dennis Hastert's hush-money case says that if the former U.S. House speaker wants letters of support considered during his sentencing, they must be made public.
Hastert Accuser To Speak At Sentencing; Judge To Consider Lies About ExtortionThe judge in Dennis Hastert's hush-money case signaled Wednesday that he will consider the former U.S. House speaker's lies to investigators that he was being extorted on a false claim of sexual abuse at his sentencing hearing, where prosecutors say one person who says he was abused is expected to speak.
Judge Schedules Rod Blagojevich's Resentencing For June 30U.S. District Judge James Zagel on Wednesday granted a request from federal prosecutors to schedule the resentencing for the 59-year-old Democrat. Prosecutors earlier in the day had declined to retry Blagojevich on five counts tossed by a federal appeals court.
Feds Ask Judge To Set Re-Sentencing Date For BlagojevichFederal prosecutors have asked a judge to set a re-sentencing date for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, after deciding not to retry him on five counts tossed by an appeals court.
Chicago Police Officer To Be Sentenced For Beating Caught On TapeA Chicago police officer convicted of beating a suspect inside a South Side convenience store four years ago was set to learn his fate on Wednesday.
Hastert Sentencing Postponed; Attorney Says Former Speaker Nearly DiedA federal judge has agreed to delay sentencing for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert in his hush-money case, after the Illinois Republican’s attorneys revealed he nearly died in November when he suffered a severe blood infection.
Hastert Attorneys Ask For Sentencing Delay, Citing Former Speaker's HealthDennis Hastert was accused in May of evading banking regulations as part of a plan to pay hush money to conceal "prior misconduct."
Woman Faces Sentencing For Giving Money To Islamic MilitantsJasminka Ramic pleaded guilty in September to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. She is among six Bosnian immigrants indicted in February for funneling money and military supplies to the Islamic State group and al-Qaida in Iraq. Ramic contributed $700.
Reputed Mobster Paul Carparelli’s Sentencing DelayedSentencing for a reputed member of the Cicero Street Crew has been delayed until February. U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman told Paul Carparelli and his lawyers she wanted more time to review what she called a 2-foot-high stack of filings made by both the government and Carparelli’s supporters.
Disgruntled Father Gets Life In Prison For Fire That Killed FamilyProsecutors said Subhash Chander was offended because his 22-year-old daughter, Monika Rani, had married without his consent, beneath her station in India's caste system.

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