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Dennis Hastert pleads guilty to federal charge

By Jason Meisner and Jeff Coen - Posted at The Chicago Tribune: Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday to evading currency-reporting requirements, but no further details came out about the underlying wrongdoing that led him to withdraw nearly $1 million in cash from four banks over 2 ½ years. "Guilty, sir," Hastert said of a felony charge as he leaned toward a microphone during the hearing in Chicago's federal court. U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin set sentencing for Feb. 29. Hastert, 73, faces probation or up to six months in prison. Read more here...