Andrew Herman Comments on Hastert's Expected Plea Deal in Chicago Sun-Times

"With plea deal, details of Hastert allegations may be 'lost to history'"
Chicago Sun-Times
10.25.15Andrew Herman commented on former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert's expected plea deal following allegations of illegally structured bank withdrawals for hush money between 2010 and 2014. Many experts predict Hastert will plead guilty to the structuring charge in order to keep other details of alleged misconduct secret. Herman agreed, and noted the structuring charge was not designed for cases like Hastert's. "It's intended to deal with terrorists, drug dealers and other people who were concerned about concealing the source of funds they are receiving to engage in misconduct," he said. Hastert's case seems to revolve around his underlying conduct, Herman added, questioning whether Hastert would have been dragged into court had he not once served as Speaker of the U.S. House. While some lawyers suggest it is good to have a full account of all wrongdoing, some things are simply "lost to history," Herman said. "And sometimes they're better off staying lost to history, for the people involved."
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