(Chicago, IL) — The lawyer for convicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert says his client will not appeal his 15 month prison sentence. The “Sun Times” reports that attorney Thomas Green emailed the newspaper today confirming the one time Illinois lawmaker won’t fight the punishment handed down in federal court late last month. Hastert pleaded guilty last October to a financial crime of secretly withdrawing close to a million dollars from his bank accounts. Prosecutors say the former teacher used the cash as hush money to pay off a student he sexually abused decades ago at Yorkville High School.
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