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Dennis Hastert Intends to Plead Guilty in Hush-Money Case, Attorney Says, ABC 7 Chicago

October 15, 2015

Morgan Lewis partner Tinos Diamantatos spoke with ABC 7 Chicago regarding former House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s plans to plead guilty to one count related to hush money paid to allegedly cover up sexual misconduct.

A plea deal would avoid a trial and could potentially keep details of the case secret. According to Mr. Diamantatos, a former Assistant US Attorney, the Illinois Republican could get credit for his guilty plea and accepting responsibility for his misconduct, but even with a plea agreement previously undisclosed evidence can still be presented during sentencing.

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