[cryptome] John Dennis Hastert: Indictment

  • From: "Douglas Rankine" <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 12:35:35 +0100

See url: http://cryptome.org/2015/05/hastert-000-003.pdf

Ex Speaker of House of Representatives charged with money laundering.
Agreed in 2010 to secret payment of $3.5 million in stages in compensation
to individual victim A for previous misconduct. Started to pay it off in
lots of $50,000, but it was queried by Authorities due to all lots over
$10,000 having to be declared to US government. Then decided to pay it out
in lots below $10,000 thinking that it wouldn't be noticed. It was noticed,
and he was investigated with trying to conceal further payments to A and
therefore evading Federal regulations.

Investigation agencies were concerned about the payments, because of his
high office as Speaker of the House of Representatives, whether such
payments would affect his duties and responsibilities to the people of the
United States.

When interviewed by government agents, he allegedly made false statements
regarding the purposes of the money transactions, in that he said that he
didn't trust the US banking system and so decided to keep his money in cash,
when in fact, it is alleged, he had been paying it to victim A to purchase
the secrecy of his past misconduct. After hearing the evidence the Grand
Jury decided to allow prosecution.

Presumably the evidence in this case was gained from the banks reporting the
large transactions to the appropriate body and then passed on to the FBI for
further investigation, and selectors were used to discover further evidence.

For background information to Dennis Hastert's career. See url:



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