Dennis Hastert Was Just Indicted on Federal Charges. Read the Full Indictment.

The former House speaker is being charged with lying to the FBI and dodging the IRS.

Rep. Dennis Hastert in 2006.Mario Petitti/Zuma

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Update, Tuesday, June 9: Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty to the charges of alleged hush-money payments and bank fraud in a U.S. district court in Chicago on Tuesday, his first appearance since being indicted.

Former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been indicted for illegally transferring funds to dodge the IRS and lying to the FBI, reports John Stanton at BuzzFeed. Read the full indictment below:

 

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