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  ניסן 19, 5776 , 27/04/16

US judge sentences former House Speaker to 15 months in prison

A US federal judge has sentenced former House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert to 15 months in prison for attempted bribery to cover up sexual assaults.

Prosecutors had recommended a shorter term, but the judge felt that the earlier crimes of sexual assault demanded a more severe punishment.

Hastert accepted a plea bargain, during which he acknowledged offering $3.5 million in order to cover up allegations that he had sexually assaulted high school students while working as a wrestling coach.

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