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(UPDATED) Federal indictment of former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Charged with lying to FBI, structuring cash withdrawals to avoid reporting requirements.

PDF:  http://bit.ly/Hastert

UPDATE:  CHICAGO — The former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives was charged today with structuring the withdrawal of $952,000 in cash in order to evade the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000, and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his withdrawals. The defendant, JOHN DENNIS HASTERT, 73, of Plano, Illinois, was charged with one count each of structuring currency transactions to evade Currency Transaction Reports and making a false statement to the FBI in an indictment returned by a federal Grand Jury. He will be ordered to appear for arraignment on a later date in U.S. District Court.

According to the indictment, in 2010, Hastert agreed to provide Individual A $3.5 million in order to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct against Individual A.   From 2010 to 2014, Hastert withdrew a total of approximately $1.7 million in cash from various bank accounts and provided it to Individual A. Beginning in approximately July 2012, Hastert started structuring his cash withdrawals in increments of less than $10,000 to evade the filing of Currency Transaction Reports (“CTRs”), which banks are required to file for cash withdrawals in excess of $10,000.  In December of 2014, when questioned by the FBI regarding his structuring of cash withdrawals, Hastert falsely stated that he was keeping the cash.

The charges were announced by Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Robert J. Holley, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Stephen Boyd, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division.   

Each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  If convicted, the Court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal statutes and the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.

The government is being represented by Assistant United States Attorneys Steven Block and Carrie Hamilton.

The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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Chicago...the story continues..
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Scientists discover a new human ancestor that roamed with "Lucy"

A potential new hominin has been discovered, giving the first indication that the human family was full of variety long before our own genus came along. Australopithecus deyiremeda, described for the first time in a paper published Wednesday in Nature, lived at the same time -- and in the same place -- as the species Australopithecus afarensis. That means the famous "Lucy" shared her turf with very close evolutionary cousins.
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Those who will not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. Those who DO learn from history, are doomed to watch those who do not learn - repeat it.
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Our Android Week resumes next week.

Here's last week's show!  
 
Our Android Week  5/18/2015

Our weekly look at Android news.  Topics are here:  http://flip.it/YLSBo
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Once again, thanks for the heads-up. :-)
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So we overthrow Saddam and fire his army. They're jobless (and pissed) so they form ISIS. Then we get some other guys to try and form a new army. Then we criticize the new 'B Team' because they can't beat the original 'A Team' army we fired.

Am I missing something?
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the rout of Iraqi forces at Ramadi showed they lacked the will to fight against Islamic State.
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I despise Isis and what they represent but don't pretend that the US does not bare some or most of the reponsability for they rise to power. 
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Wow!  Battle of Gettysburg veterans "poised to drop flowers on battlefield from plane, Memorial (Decoration) Day 1938"
“Battle of Gettysburg vets poised to drop flowers on battlefield from plane, Memorial (Decoration) Day 1938: #LOC”
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Just think, they rode horses into battle and then flew over the same place in an airplane.
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Cleveland patrolman found not guilty in deaths of 2 unarmed suspects in 137-shot barrage - AP
A verdict has been reached in the voluntary manslaughter trial of Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo.
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Poor man. I'm so glad that he wasn't convicted because it's people like officer Brelo that keeps us safe. What if he had fallen off the hood and broken his food or something? I can't even imagine how much it would have hurt.
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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert charged with lying to FBI, illegal cash structuring

From DOJ:  CHICAGO — The former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives was charged today with structuring the withdrawal of $952,000 in cash in order to evade the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000, and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his withdrawals. The defendant, JOHN DENNIS HASTERT, 73, of Plano, Illinois, was charged with one count each of structuring currency transactions to evade Currency Transaction Reports and making a false statement to the FBI in an indictment returned by a federal Grand Jury. He will be ordered to appear for arraignment on a later date in U.S. District Court.

According to the indictment, in 2010, Hastert agreed to provide Individual A $3.5 million in order to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct against Individual A.   From 2010 to 2014, Hastert withdrew a total of approximately $1.7 million in cash from various bank accounts and provided it to Individual A. Beginning in approximately July 2012, Hastert started structuring his cash withdrawals in increments of less than $10,000 to evade the filing of Currency Transaction Reports (“CTRs”), which banks are required to file for cash withdrawals in excess of $10,000.  In December of 2014, when questioned by the FBI regarding his structuring of cash withdrawals, Hastert falsely stated that he was keeping the cash.

The charges were announced by Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Robert J. Holley, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Stephen Boyd, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division.   

Each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  If convicted, the Court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal statutes and the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.

The government is being represented by Assistant United States Attorneys Steven Block and Carrie Hamilton.

The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert with lying to the FBI and illegal structuring of cash withdrawals. Hastert,   More to come.
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The IRS never takes action on a politician unless the can nail a crook to the cross. Sad to see. Bazinga.
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interview with Mashable

About Glass.
He recorded me.
I recorded him.
Fair is fair.

Chillin' on line at #io15
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Lisa Laporte explains changes to +TWiT chat, streaming:

"...it seriously crosses a line when it becomes targeted harassment, cyberstalking, and there are threats of violence--especially when your children are in the crosshairs"
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One can disagree with one another, but I do agree there is a line one should never cross. I have seen some of the trolling and I get it. Leo and his network is a big target, considering the exposure that is not something you can prevent. A rather big radio show and a vast audience for TWiT shows. Unfortunately these days being a big target almost certainly draws attention of people that like to disrupt, destroy and drive people insane. I did see some of it and frankly I think it's pathetic. That said, Leo has more then one occasion shared stuff accidentally that he really shouldn't. That fuels those people. I think Leo is also right the chat room can make people trolls. I have bad experiences with the chatroom as well. I do get why stuff needs to be moderated and family friendly, I totally agree. It's another thing to moderate every negative, though constructive feedback. I was kicked out of the chatroom on various occasions while just discussing live content in normal constructive language. I was even kicked a few times by mentioning the names of guests as their last names are also trigger words for moderators. Hey, I do not feel a grudge, I moved my chatting elsewhere where we can have adult conversations without moderators and on a much smaller scale. I do understand and did see on many occasions how people can get offended by a quick trigger moderator. Some people take that as excuse to start trolling and apparently that now has escalated into threatening, harassment and stalking.

Actually you have discussed that many times +Dan McDermott​ on +Google Plus Week TV Show​, bullying and trolling has become a serious problem on the Internet and especially when everything happens in (semi) public.

I wish Leo, Lisa and everyone involved the best and I do hope the people that do such things get arrested. It just makes me sad 😔 people do that to each other. 
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Sources: Officials dealing with multiple unconfirmed threats to airplanes bound for different US airports - ABC
An Air France plane was escorted to JFK Airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight -- one of several threats made to multiple airplanes bound for different U.S. airports, law enforcement officials told ABC News. The Maryland State Police McHenry...
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If this is just some idiot fucking around on Twitter, I hope they throw the book at him. Hard. Stuff like this ain't a joke.
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Just had the club sandwich w/ house salad for lunch. $5.95 at the Oak Grill.

Really good! This is on Commerce Avenue across from Southern States in Front Royal, Va.
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Nobel Prize-Winning American Economist John Nash, Subject of 'A Beautiful Mind,' Killed in Car Crash

Nash and his wife, Alicia, were traveling in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike in Middlesex County when it hit a guardrail, killing both at the scene, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Gregory Williams said Sunday morning.
John Nash, winner of the Nobel prize in economics and the subject of the movie "A Beautiful Mind," was killed with his wife Saturday in a car crash...
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Aw. i really liked him. most brilliant minds are those who's brains function as abstractly as his.
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I'm the host of the web TV show Google Plus Week and the publisher of three newspapers in Virginia: Warren County Report, Frederick County Report and The Lynchburg Times. They have a combined readership of about 70,000.

I also host daily News & Technology shows on Google+ and YouTube Live

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I am a former teacher and director at Randolph-Macon Academy where I oversaw the school's installation of internet connectivity in every dormitory room and classroom on campus in the mid 90s. We were the first school in the nation to do so. I also founded the school's low-cost internet service R-MA OnLine.

In 1993 I left R-MA for a year to work as a database programmer and write a computer game that sold over 110,000 copies.

I am a former radio talk show host who still fills in from time to time for the noon hour on WFTR and WZRV in Front Royal.

I am the son of a U.S. foreign service officer and was born in Okinawa, Japan. I have lived in more than 20 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and Africa.

I am a classic example of a creative person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a curse I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy and the greatest gift I have ever received.
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I had a cameo as "the evil print reporter" in Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. I have lived all over the world from poverty-stricken countries in between civil wars to the fanciest neighborhood on Abbey Rd. in London. I prefer something in between.
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