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Dennis Hastert sentenced to 15 months in prison in hush-money case

kgns.tv — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R) arrives at the Dirksen Federal Court House for his hush-money case sentencing on April 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Joshua Lott / Getty Images) Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for illegal cash withdrawals he made for payoffs to cover up sex-abuse allegations after the judge called him a "serial child molester."

Dennis Hastert, Ex-House Speaker, Arrives for Sentencing in Wheelchair

nbcnews.com — Disgraced former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrived at a Chicago courthouse in a wheelchair on Wednesday to find out if he will go to jail for illegal cash withdrawals he used to cover up sex abuse allegations. The 74-year-old, who had a stroke several months ago, has cited his health problems as a reason he should be sentenced to probation.

For Victim's Sister, Hastert's Sentencing Will Be 'What We Were Hoping for'

nbcnews.com — "It's going to be a good day" when former House Speaker Dennis Hastert faces sentencing Wednesday in his hush money case, the sister of one of his alleged sexual assault victims told NBC News on Tuesday. Jolene Burdge, who says her older brother, Steve Reinboldt, was among those molested by the man who was once No.

'Failed Us All': 3 Officials Hit With Charges in Flint Water Crisis

cnbc.com — The charges, a mix of felonies and misdemeanors that carry up to five years in prison, were announced by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, who launched a criminal investigation after the discovery of toxic lead in Flint's water sparked a state of emergency and a national focus on water safety.

3 officials charged over Flint water crisis

nbcnews.com — The man who ran Flint's water treatment plant and two state environmental officials were hit with criminal charges Wednesday for allegedly misleading regulators about the lead crisis. Warrants filed in court show Mike Glasgow was charged with tampering with evidence and willful neglect while Steven Busch and Michael Prysby are charged with misconduct, evidence tampering and violations of the Safe Water Drinking Act, according to NBC News affiliate WDIV.

As many as three Michigan officials will face criminal charges Wednesday in connection with lead contamination in Flint's municipal water system

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'People Are Scared': Jackson, Mississippi, Copes With Lead Alarm

nbcnews.com — The Salvation Army was handing out bottled water. Parents were calling pediatricians to find out if their kids should get tested for lead. These aren't scenes from Flint, Michigan, where a lead-poisoning crisis exploded into the national consciousness a month ago - but from Jackson, Mississippi, a thousand miles to the south, where the toxin has also been found in some drinking water.

Lead Warnings Issued for Pregnant Women, Kids in Jackson, Mississippi

nbcnews.com — Mississippi authorities warned Wednesday that pregnant women and young children in the city of Jackson should not drink unfiltered tap water because high levels of lead have been found. Officials in the city of 173,000 took pains to downplay any comparisons to the poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan, which went undetected for many months, triggered a state of emergency and put a national spotlight on water safety.

Feds Finally Take Action on Crumb Rubber Turf

nbcnews.com — Three federal agencies are teaming up to investigate the safety of crumb rubber artificial turf used in playing fields and playground all across the country - the subject of a series of NBC News reports.

What Emergency? Lead Pipes Not Being Removed in Flint

nbcnews.com — It's been three weeks since Michigan declared a state of emergency in Flint, but not a single water pipe that contains lead has been replaced, NBC News has learned. The city's utilities manager and a union official confirmed that none of the costly plumbing work has been started - even though experts agree it's the permanent solution to the crisis.
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Apr 27, 2016

Federal judge calls #Hastert a "serial child molester" sentences former Speaker of the House to 15 months in prison. @NBCNews

Apr 27, 2016

Responding to judge #Hastert says he did sexually abuse two of his wrestlers. Individual B and Stephen Reinboldt. @NBCNews

Apr 27, 2016

#Hastert. "Federal agencies I deeply respect were mislead by me". Says he is "deeply ashamed" @NBCNews

Apr 27, 2016

#Hastert speaks in court. "I mistreated some of the athletes who I coached". "Want to say I am sorry". "What I did was wrong" @NBCNews

Apr 27, 2016

Lawyer for #Hastert says he is "incapable of caring for himself" after suffering a stroke, blood disease and back surgeries @NBCNews

Apr 27, 2016

#Haster accuser 53 yr old Scott Cross says he want his children and others to know that there is an "alternative to silence" @NBCNews

Apr 27, 2016

#Hastert accuser says this process has been enormously painful having trouble"sleeping and working" wasn't sure he could speak tdy @NBCNews

Apr 27, 2016

#Hastert accuser says after incident "I did not say anything to anyone." He says he was "alone and tremendously embarrassed" @NBCNews

Apr 27, 2016

Man who says he was sexually abused by #Hastert as a 17 yr old breaks down describing something he calls "my darkest secret" @NBCNews

Apr 27, 2016

Former speaker of the house Dennis Hastert just arrived in court in a wheelchair. His lawyers have described his health as fragile @NBCNews


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