California Republican (John) Dennis Hastert can claim to being the longest running Republican Speaker of the House. He can also claim to having been “the highest-ranking politician in U.S. history to have gone to prison.” Hastert was charged with structuring bank withdrawals to avoid reporting those withdrawals. The money was used to pay off an individual to keep Hastert’s abuse a secret. Hastert eventually admitted to having abused boys under his care when he was a coach. The seriousness of his actions caused the judge to refer to him as a “serial child molester”. Hastert was given a sentence of 15 months in prison on April 27, 2016.
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