"Ex-House Speaker Hastert lawyers talking possible plea deal"The Associated Press
Andrew Herman was quoted regarding discussions of a possible plea agreement in the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Prosecutors and defense attorneys, who both have taken steps to keep secret certain information that was not in the indictment, have confirmed that they are in talks of a plea deal, but have yet to offer details. Herman said the defense has a strong incentive to avoid trial as prosecutors would likely provide jurors with at least some of the information about underlying allegations that are not detailed in the indictment. However, prosecutors also have an incentive to reach an agreement because their case is "not a slam dunk," Herman said. "This case is a classic case where it is in everybody's interest to reach a plea."
This story appeared in a number of outlets, including The New York Times, ABC News, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post and Politico.
Herman's comments were republished in a two separate articles, published by The Associated Press on September 29, 2015, and October 15, 2015, both titled "Q&A: The Latest Developments in the Dennis Hastert Case."