Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert Pleading Guilty To Violating Banking Laws
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is not charged with sexual abuse, but it’s those allegations that may land him in prison. The allegations are fair game for the judge to consider at sentencing. Judges consider both mitigating and aggravating factors. The judge could decide the abuse merits some prison time for Hastert, or he could increase the length of the sentence based on aggravating factors. There’s nothing in the charges about sexual abuse because too much time has passed.