Hastert Officially No Longer In Custody; Probation Begins

Dennis Hastert
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, after his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. Hastert was sentenced to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press
Dennis Hastert
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, after his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. Hastert was sentenced to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

Hastert Officially No Longer In Custody; Probation Begins

Updated at 4:20 p.m.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has officially completed his 15-month prison sentence and is no longer being monitored by law enforcement.

Bureau of Prisons records indicate Wednesday was the end of Hastert's period in federal custody. Illinois' Lake County Sheriff's Office says it stopped its electronic monitoring of the 75-year-old Wednesday morning. He now begins two years of probation.

Hastert pleaded guilty to banking violations in a hush-money case that revealed he sexually abused several high school students.

He left a Minnesota federal prison on July 17. Sheriff's deputies fitted him with an electronic device typically used when someone is under home confinement. Officials never said if Hastert was living at his Plano home in suburban Chicago.

A prisons spokesman later Wednesday confirmed Hastert is no longer under federal custody.