SEX SCANDAL

Hastert Pleads Not Guilty on All Counts

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert pled not guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of lying to the FBI about illegal bank withdrawals, which he may have used to pay off a sex abuse victim. His attorney, Thomas Green, entered the plea on his behalf. The alleged victim is a former student of Hastert, who taught and coached football and wrestling at Yorkville High School in Illinois between 1965 and 1981.