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Hastert resigns lobbying position after indictment

Greg Nash
 
Former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) has resigned from his position as a lobbyist at law and lobby firm Dickstein Shapiro following a federal indictment released Thursday, according to a firm spokesman. 
 
“Dennis Hastert has resigned from the firm. Scott Thomas will continue to lead the Public Policy & Political Law Practice,” a firm spokesman said in an email to The Hill. 
 
{mosads}The Justice Department indicted Hastert on multiple charges, including lying to the FBI and illegally transferring millions of dollars to a victim of undisclosed past misconduct.
 
The U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois handed down the indictment, laying out allegations from the DOJ and Internal Revenue Service. 
 
According to the indictment, Hastert agreed to provide an unnamed individual $3.5 million “in order to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct” against that individual.
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