Images: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Charged with Lying to the FBI
May 28, 2015 4:59 PM -
See images of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert through the years. Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been charged by federal prosecutors with lying to the FBI about withdrawing nearly $1 million to avoid financial reporting regulations.The 73-year-old Hastert, of Plano, was a long time suburban Republican congressman before retiring in 2007 as the longest-serving GOP Speaker in history. The withdrawals occurred between 2010 and 2014, according to a news release from the Justice Department. Hastert is accused of agreeing to provide an unnamed individual $3.5 million "in order to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct against" the unnamed individual, according to prosecutors. When questioned by the FBI about the withdrawals in 2014, Hastert told agents that he was keeping the cash.