Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sues His Sex Abuse Victim Over Hush Money
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Imprisoned former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) is suing one of the victims he sexual abused decades earlier in an effort to recoup the $1.7 million Hastert paid in hush money.
In his countersuit filed Wednesday, Hastert asked a Kendall County, Illinois, judge to toss out the breach of contract suit the victim filed against Hastert last year and order the victim to repay Hastert in full.
Hastert, 75, is serving a 15-month bank fraud sentence at a federal prison hospital in Minnesota. Federal investigators inadvertently discovered Hastert was withdrawing large sums of cash to pay hush money to the victim, known to them as “Individual A,” while investigating him for breaking banking laws.
The identity of “Individual A” has not been publicly disclosed. Referred to in the current lawsuit as John Doe, the now-middle-aged man was a 14-year-old student on the Yorkville High School wrestling team in Yorkville, Illinois, when Hastert, then a teacher and wrestling coach, sex
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