Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Transferred Out Of Prison

He spent the last 13 months there for breaking the law while trying to hide his past sexual abuse of teenage boys, records revealed.

Hastert pleaded guilty past year to violating money laundering laws in a case that shocked the country and Beltway insiders.

Hastert, 75, pleaded guilty to illegal structuring of bank withdrawals as part of an effort to circumvent federal banking laws as he went about paying off someone identified in court as "Individual A" for abuse that occurred more than 30 years ago during his years as a teacher and coach in Yorkville, Ill.

Judge Thomas Durkin called Hastert a "serial child molester" at the sentencing, after prosecutors found at least five individuals Hastert abused during his time as a coach prior to his political career. But Politico notes that two men are suing him, alleging they were abused as kids.

Hastert's official release date had been August 16.

The feds hit Hastert in May 2015 with a blockbuster indictment that accused him of illegally structuring bank withdrawals and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Disgraced former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is released from prison after serving most of his sentence on bank fraud charges.

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Records show Hastert has been released from a Minnesota federal prison and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility. Hastert, who has diabetes, suffered a stroke before he started his prison sentence.

His inmate number with the Bureau of Prisons is 47991-424. The victims, prosecutors said, were boys between 14 and 17.

Dennis Hastert is far from putting his child sex-abuse scandal in the past just because he's been released from a federal prison after serving a little over a year on a related banking conviction.

The feds discovered other victims of Hastert's abuse.

The disgraced former U.S. House speaker now enters a post-prison phase that includes intensive court-ordered sex-offender treatment created to ensure he never again poses a risk to children.

Meanwhile, a new accuser filed a lawsuit in May alleging Hastert sodomized him in a bathroom stall in the early 1970s.

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