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Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he evaded currency-reporting requirements and lied to the FBI as part of a hush-money scheme.

Hastert, 73, withdrew $952,000 in small increments to avoid a requirement that banks report cash transactions exceeding $10,000, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. The withdrawals were part of a plan to give an individual who wasn’t named $3.5 million as a payoff to conceal “prior misconduct,” Chicago U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon said in a statement.

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