City says it can cover the payment from disaster fund, will request FEMA reimbursement of, up to, 75%,
Without that, the criminal violation here is a law which disallows citizens to use cash to settle out of court; even the false statement charge is rooted in the state not allowing use of cash without explanation.
Anyway, till more information is made public.
According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to a person identified only as Individual A, "in order to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct against Individual A." The indictment charges that Hastert began withdrawing money from various bank accounts, and that beginning in approximately July 2012 he started structuring those withdrawals in increments of less than $10,000 to evade currency transaction requirements that withdrawals of $10,000 or more be reported.
The indictment says that when questioned in December 2014 about the withdrawals, Hastert falsely stated he was keeping the cash.
If convicted, Hastert could face five-year prison terms for each of the two counts, and fines of up to $500,000.
Hastert served eight years as speaker, and just over 20 as a member of the House, representing a suburban Chicago district. He is a former high school teacher and wrestling coach.
He took the speaker's gavel after Newt Gingrich stepped down following party losses in the 1998 Congressional elections, and after GOP leader's first choice to replace him, Congressman Bob Livingston of Louisiana, stepped aside after revelations of extramarital affairs.
Hastert resigned from Congress in 2007 and has been serving as a lobbyist since then.
According to the indictment, Individual A has known Hastert for "most of Individual A's life." The indictment says during a meeting in 2010, Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million "in order to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct against Individual A."
In 2014, the FBI questioned Hastert about withdrawals he had been making over the past four and a half years. When asked specifically whether the purpose of the withdrawals was to store cash because he did not feel safe with the banking system, Hastert told the agent, "Yeah ... I kept the cash. That's what I'm doing."
The U.S. Attorney's office says Hastert will appear for arraignment at a later date.
The good Senator, Mayor at the time, took his bride to the Soviet Union not merely as a Honeymoon trip, but in a formal capacity representing his city in pre-scheduled meetings with Soviet governmental equivalents. They, he and his new wife, took the trip the morning following the wedding.
The mayor made a lot of media hay out of his in your face actions, using his office to exercise what he saw as his standing as a citizen of the world. Some will hail him as a great visionary, of Sister City programs I suppose.
For the, as an individual comment - I think he decided to put most of the cost of the honeymoon on the government expense report. I'm sure it was legal and only a percentage not the entire price. (I only read an excerpt not the entire book which did not mention the financials and perhaps Senator Sanders does that in his book)
Well, he is from Vermont - just say'n - a wee bit stingy up there don't you know.
Her illustration style, with long lines and wonderfully crafted scenes ranging in detail from sparse to near minimalist, always with little gems scattered about;
Interesting read, it reminds me of an old girlfriend, she left for her year as an African-American to work in Africa (30 years ago, don't remember the country) and came home as an American of African ancestry. A bit of a blunt description but I think accurate as to how her attitudes changed.
I read stuff in the feed here often which goes something like this: 'Americans, if you just travelled you would see how the rest of the world lives and would be less boastful of your country' - news flash, lots of us have and it had the opposite effect.
Washington DC Metro administrators announced today they will be refusing all Planned Parent issue oriented advertisements for the remainder of the year.
(not in so many words though)
Like father, like son.
- School of Hard Knockspresent
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