[cryptome] Re: John Dennis Hastert: Indictment

  • From: Todd Judge <toddbob@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:18:43 +0900

Politicians. What's not to like about 'em?

On Jun 2, 2015, at 8:35 PM, Douglas Rankine <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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
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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