Images: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Charged with Lying to the FBI

 
Updated 5/28/2015 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.

Dennis Hastert talks to the media at his victory celebration at the Roundhouse in Aurora.
Dennis Hastert talks to the media at his victory celebration at the Roundhouse in Aurora.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2002
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert at a Daily Herald editorial board interview.
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert at a Daily Herald editorial board interview.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2002
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert at a Daily Herald editorial board interview.
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert at a Daily Herald editorial board interview.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2002
House Speaker Dennis Hastert spoke at the International Trade Business Forum held at the Elgin Community College Business Conference Center . Maria Cino, Asst. Secretary & Director General of the Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, thanks Hastert.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert spoke at the International Trade Business Forum held at the Elgin Community College Business Conference Center . Maria Cino, Asst. Secretary & Director General of the Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, thanks Hastert.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2002
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and Elgin Mayor Ed Schock with hands on their hearts during the National Anthem on Walton's Island in Elgin for the All American City celebration .
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and Elgin Mayor Ed Schock with hands on their hearts during the National Anthem on Walton's Island in Elgin for the All American City celebration .
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2002
United States Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert of Yorkville greets students during a visit to Ellis Middle School in Elgin.
United States Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert of Yorkville greets students during a visit to Ellis Middle School in Elgin.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2003
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert gets a hug from his aunt Doris Hastert of Joliet upon his arrival at the Roundhouse in Aurora. Hastert easily won reelection to the House.
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert gets a hug from his aunt Doris Hastert of Joliet upon his arrival at the Roundhouse in Aurora. Hastert easily won reelection to the House.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2002
Speaker of the House Hastert makes a point during an interview at the Daily Herald .
Speaker of the House Hastert makes a point during an interview at the Daily Herald .
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2002
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert at a Daily Herald editorial board interview.
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert at a Daily Herald editorial board interview.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2002
Dennis Hastert thanks supporters who waited until midnight to hear his comments on his election victory. He was at the Roundhouse in Aurora. His wife Jean is by his side.
Dennis Hastert thanks supporters who waited until midnight to hear his comments on his election victory. He was at the Roundhouse in Aurora. His wife Jean is by his side.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2002
J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House, in his Batavia office.
J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House, in his Batavia office.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2003
House Speaker Dennis Hastert during press conference at Wheaton College.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert during press conference at Wheaton College.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2002
Speaker of the House Hastert, walks in the Dundee Memorial Day Parade.
Speaker of the House Hastert, walks in the Dundee Memorial Day Parade.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2004
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert gives 5 medals to Gordon Schnulle and his wife Dorothy of Elgin for his service durng WWII when he served in the Marines. The brief ceremony happened in Hastert's office in Batavia.
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert gives 5 medals to Gordon Schnulle and his wife Dorothy of Elgin for his service durng WWII when he served in the Marines. The brief ceremony happened in Hastert's office in Batavia.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2003
House Speaker Dennis Hastert congratulates Batavia High School students Daniel Ouper, left, 18, and Patrick O'Boyle, 17, on their nominations to the Air Force and Naval Academies, respectively, during an informal reception for about 20 area students who had been recently nominated at his office in Batavia.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert congratulates Batavia High School students Daniel Ouper, left, 18, and Patrick O'Boyle, 17, on their nominations to the Air Force and Naval Academies, respectively, during an informal reception for about 20 area students who had been recently nominated at his office in Batavia.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2003
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert speaks to the media after Governor Rod Blagojevich signed the O'Hare Modernization Act in a hanger at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois.
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert speaks to the media after Governor Rod Blagojevich signed the O'Hare Modernization Act in a hanger at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2003
Dennis Hastert takes the stage inside Madison Sqaure Garden at the Republican National Convention in New York City.
Dennis Hastert takes the stage inside Madison Sqaure Garden at the Republican National Convention in New York City.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2004
With Mayor Daley and Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert behind him, Governor Rod Blagojevich signs the O'Hare Modernization Act an old military hanger at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois.
With Mayor Daley and Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert behind him, Governor Rod Blagojevich signs the O'Hare Modernization Act an old military hanger at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2003
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert answers questions; from reporters and editors of the Daily Herald.
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert answers questions; from reporters and editors of the Daily Herald.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2004
Army private Jeffrey White of St. Charles is congratulated by House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert during a reception for area service academy nominees at the Speaker's Batavia office. White, a 2002 graduate of St. Charles East, has recently served in Kuwait and Iraq and received a nomination to West Point.
Army private Jeffrey White of St. Charles is congratulated by House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert during a reception for area service academy nominees at the Speaker's Batavia office. White, a 2002 graduate of St. Charles East, has recently served in Kuwait and Iraq and received a nomination to West Point.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2004
U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert (R.-Ill.) answers reporters questions after landing at O'Hare International Airport Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in Chicago. Hastert is slated to become the next peaker of the House of Representatives.
U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert (R.-Ill.) answers reporters questions after landing at O'Hare International Airport Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in Chicago. Hastert is slated to become the next peaker of the House of Representatives.
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Reporesentative Dennis Hastert from Yorkville. 14th District
Reporesentative Dennis Hastert from Yorkville. 14th District
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Speaker Dennis Hastert chats with  State rep Lee Daniels Dupage Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner at the Oak Brook Hills resort in Oak Brook.
Speaker Dennis Hastert chats with State rep Lee Daniels Dupage Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner at the Oak Brook Hills resort in Oak Brook.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2005
Congressman Dennis Hastert gets a tour of Reliance Tool by owner and CEO Paul Knowlton in Elgin.
Congressman Dennis Hastert gets a tour of Reliance Tool by owner and CEO Paul Knowlton in Elgin.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2004
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert speaks to election night supporters at the Hotel Baker in St Charles.
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert speaks to election night supporters at the Hotel Baker in St Charles.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2004
Vice-President Dick Cheney waves to supporters as he comes to the podium to speak during House Speaker Dennis Hastert's Rally for America at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb .
Vice-President Dick Cheney waves to supporters as he comes to the podium to speak during House Speaker Dennis Hastert's Rally for America at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb .
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2004
House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill., left, accompanied by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., center, and outgoing House Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001 after a meeting between President Bush and Republican Congressional members to discuss the economic stimulus package.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill., left, accompanied by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., center, and outgoing House Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001 after a meeting between President Bush and Republican Congressional members to discuss the economic stimulus package.
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Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert answers questions in front of his Batavia office at a press conference in relation to the Mark Foley in vestigation.
Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert answers questions in front of his Batavia office at a press conference in relation to the Mark Foley in vestigation.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2006
Speaker Dennis Hastert chats with Carpentersville resident and Vietnam veteran Will Sloss prior to an address at the Elgin VFW hall in Elgin.
Speaker Dennis Hastert chats with Carpentersville resident and Vietnam veteran Will Sloss prior to an address at the Elgin VFW hall in Elgin.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2005
Democratic Rep. Virgil Goode, D-Va., left, annouces he will join the House Republican Conference during a news conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, Jan 27, 2000. With Goode are Sen. John Warner, R-Va., center, and House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill.
Democratic Rep. Virgil Goode, D-Va., left, annouces he will join the House Republican Conference during a news conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, Jan 27, 2000. With Goode are Sen. John Warner, R-Va., center, and House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill.
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Kane County Stearns Road Bridge ground breaking ceremony Thursday; October 19, 2006 in South Elgin. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert answers questions after the ceremony.
Kane County Stearns Road Bridge ground breaking ceremony Thursday; October 19, 2006 in South Elgin. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert answers questions after the ceremony.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2006
Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert puts his hands up for applause to simmer down after stepping to the podium for his Mega Event "A Toast to the 14th District" at the Q Center in St. Charles.
Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert puts his hands up for applause to simmer down after stepping to the podium for his Mega Event "A Toast to the 14th District" at the Q Center in St. Charles.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2006
Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta applauds as President Bush and Speaker Hastert present the signed transportation bill to the crowd at the Caterpiller plant in Montgomery .
Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta applauds as President Bush and Speaker Hastert present the signed transportation bill to the crowd at the Caterpiller plant in Montgomery .
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2005
President Bush waves to the crowd as he meets Speaker Hastert at the podium before signing a national transportation bill at the Caterpiller plant in Montgomery .
President Bush waves to the crowd as he meets Speaker Hastert at the podium before signing a national transportation bill at the Caterpiller plant in Montgomery .
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2005
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, left, chats with Aurora resident, Jamie Schram, right during he visit Westfield Fox Valley mall, Monday, in Aurora.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, left, chats with Aurora resident, Jamie Schram, right during he visit Westfield Fox Valley mall, Monday, in Aurora.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2005
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert talks with  theDaily Herald.
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert talks with theDaily Herald.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2008
President Bush meets Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert before talking to the National Restaurant Association in Chicago. Bush praised Hastert for his work.
President Bush meets Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert before talking to the National Restaurant Association in Chicago. Bush praised Hastert for his work.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2006
Speaker of House Hastert tells Carpentersville Middle School student that they are in responsible for their own futures at the school as he and Ruth Munson are promoting community based youth initiative at the school.
Speaker of House Hastert tells Carpentersville Middle School student that they are in responsible for their own futures at the school as he and Ruth Munson are promoting community based youth initiative at the school.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2006
The media addresses Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert at a press conference out in front of his office in Batavia in regards to the Mark Foley investigation.
The media addresses Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert at a press conference out in front of his office in Batavia in regards to the Mark Foley investigation.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2006
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert talks with the Daily Herald.
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert talks with the Daily Herald.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2008
Bettye Lewis of Elgin is elated to greet United States Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert during an Elgin All American City celebration on Walton Island .
Bettye Lewis of Elgin is elated to greet United States Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert during an Elgin All American City celebration on Walton Island .
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2002
Congressman Dennis Hastert heads back inside after announcing he won't run for re-election outside the old Kendall County Courthouse in Yorkville.
Congressman Dennis Hastert heads back inside after announcing he won't run for re-election outside the old Kendall County Courthouse in Yorkville.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2007
Congressman Dennis Hastert shakes hands with supporters follwing his announcement that he won't run for reelection outside the old Kendall County Courthouse in Yorkville.
Congressman Dennis Hastert shakes hands with supporters follwing his announcement that he won't run for reelection outside the old Kendall County Courthouse in Yorkville.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2007
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert talks with the  Daily Herald.
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert talks with the Daily Herald.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2008
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, left, greets U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., on the floor of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, left, greets U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., on the floor of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.
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A March 5. 2008 file photo shows former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert visiting the Illinois House of Representatives floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The former Illinois lawmaker, whose eight-year tenure as Speaker of the House was the longest of any Republican, is on a new career path less than a year after retiring from Congress, where he lost his leadership title when Democrats won control. The 66-year-old has taken the position of "senior adviser" to the law and lobbying firm of Dickstein Shapiro LP, where he has worked for the past month as a member of its public policy and law practice unit. Federal law barred Hastert from lobbying for a year after his retirement last November.
A March 5. 2008 file photo shows former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert visiting the Illinois House of Representatives floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The former Illinois lawmaker, whose eight-year tenure as Speaker of the House was the longest of any Republican, is on a new career path less than a year after retiring from Congress, where he lost his leadership title when Democrats won control. The 66-year-old has taken the position of "senior adviser" to the law and lobbying firm of Dickstein Shapiro LP, where he has worked for the past month as a member of its public policy and law practice unit. Federal law barred Hastert from lobbying for a year after his retirement last November.
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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert  speaks to concerned students and adults during a lecture at Wheaton College.He talks with longtime friend and former football coach  Don Church.
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert speaks to concerned students and adults during a lecture at Wheaton College.He talks with longtime friend and former football coach Don Church.
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Congressman Dennis Hastert and his wife Jean descend the steps of the old Kendall County Courthouse in Yorkville before officially announcing that he won't run for reelection.
Congressman Dennis Hastert and his wife Jean descend the steps of the old Kendall County Courthouse in Yorkville before officially announcing that he won't run for reelection.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO, 2007
J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., holds the gavel after being re-elected the Speaker of the House during the 107th Congress opening day ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2000, in Washington.
J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., holds the gavel after being re-elected the Speaker of the House during the 107th Congress opening day ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2000, in Washington.
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President Clinton acknowledges the crowd prior to giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois is at right.
President Clinton acknowledges the crowd prior to giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois is at right.
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President Bush takes the oath of office from Chief Justice William Rehnquist, right, with first lady Laura Bush, and his daughters Barbara and Jenna at his side  at the US Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 2005. In background are Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, left, and Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss.
President Bush takes the oath of office from Chief Justice William Rehnquist, right, with first lady Laura Bush, and his daughters Barbara and Jenna at his side at the US Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 2005. In background are Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, left, and Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss.
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Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert talks about his time in Washington D.C.
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert talks about his time in Washington D.C.
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In this Jan. 19, 1999 file-pool photo, President Bill Clinton gestures while giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Is ìstrongî losing its strength? Presidents of both parties have long felt compelled to sum up the state of the union with a descriptive word or two in their State of the Union addresses. Mostly the same word. For many years now, ìstrongî has been the go-to adjective. Vice President Gore, left, and House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill. listen.
In this Jan. 19, 1999 file-pool photo, President Bill Clinton gestures while giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington. Is ìstrongî losing its strength? Presidents of both parties have long felt compelled to sum up the state of the union with a descriptive word or two in their State of the Union addresses. Mostly the same word. For many years now, ìstrongî has been the go-to adjective. Vice President Gore, left, and House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill. listen.
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