Attorney: Hastert won't appeal 15-month prison sentence
Dennis Hastert does not plan to appeal the 15-month federal prison sentence handed down last month, his lead attorney said.
Thomas Green confirmed in a one-word email to the Sun-Times on Thursday that Hastert, the former U.S. House speaker, won't fight the punishment.
Hastert's sentence was for violating federal banking laws and lying to the FBI about it, but in his hearing last month he admitted sexually abusing students he taught and coached at Yorkville High School decades ago and sending $1.7 million in hush money to one of them.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin Durkin called Hastert a "serial child molester" and ordered Hastert to participate in a sex offender treatment program.
The dramatic sentencing hearing included testimony from Scott Cross, the brother of former state House GOP leader Tom Cross, a Hastert protégé.
Scott Cross testified he was molested by Hastert while a student at Yorkville High School.
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