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Hastert dumps last $10,000 from PAC into legal defense fund

Hastert dumps last $10,000 from PAC into legal defense fund

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has closed out his political action committee, giving $10,000 to his legal defense fund, according to federal election records. Hastert emptied out his Keep Our Mission PAC on June 30, including the money given to the J. Dennis Hastert Defense Trust, which listed the New Hampshire address of a lakeside home belonging to businessman and Republican donor James Rooney. Rooney could not be reached for comment Friday. Hastert, 73, was charged in May with violating federal banking regulations and then lying to the FBI about his financial activities. Federal law enforcement sources told the Tribune and other news media that the alleged scheme was to...

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