Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT096 - (US-Dennis-Hastert) CHICAGO. x-17s. The U-S Federal Bureau of Prisons says former U-S House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility. Hastert was sentenced to 15-months in prison in April 2016 in a banking violations case that revealed accusations of sexual abuse. Caryn Rousseau reports that during his trial a former student wrestler testified that Hastert sexually abused him while he was a high school coach. ("..sex abuse secret".) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: The Illinois congressman-turned-high-paid lobbyist had to serve at least 85 per cent of his sentence, or just over a year. It's not uncommon for inmates to be released early for administrative or other reasons. …

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