I'm thinking this guy must have gone "full Sandusky" on some little kiddies. People don't just let themselves get blackmailed for $3.5M for littering. One question though - is it illegal to take money out of your own bank account? http://news.yahoo.com/ex-us-speaker-hastert-indicted-bank-related-charges-214129927--politics.html CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once second in line to the U.S. presidency, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed down on Thursday in Chicago. The indictment, which does not describe the misconduct Hastert was allegedly trying to conceal, charges the 73-year-old with one count of evading bank regulations as he withdrew tens of thousands of dollars at a time to make the payments. He is also charged with one count of lying to the FBI about the reason for the unusual bank withdrawals. Each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Associated Press left a phone message seeking comment with a person at Hastert's office in Washington, D.C., where he has worked as a lobbyist since 2008; it was not immediately returned. Hastert also did not immediately return a message left on his cellphone seeking comment, or respond to an email. Hastert withdrew a total of around $1.7 million in cash from various bank accounts from 2010 to 2014, and then provided it to the person identified in the indictment only as Individual A. Hastert allegedly agreed to pay the person $3.5 million, but never apparently paid that full amount. The seven-page indictment notes Hastert was a high school teacher and coach from 1965 to 1981 in suburban Yorkville, about 50 miles west of Chicago. While the indictment says Individual A has been a resident of Yorkville and has known Hastert most of his life, it doesn't describe their relationship.