Ex-Speaker Hastert, Indicted, Quits Wheaton Board

June 1, 2015

J. Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives who was indicted last week, has resigned from the board of a center at Wheaton College in Illinois that has been named for him. The college accepted Hastert's resignation and also announced that the name of the J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government and Public Policy will change to the Wheaton College Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy. Hastert is charged with making bank withdrawals in ways that could not be traced to their purpose, paying off someone. While the indictment did not indicate who that person was, several press reports have said it is a male former student at the high school where Hastert taught and coached wresting.

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