FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee, File)
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Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to a person the former House speaker sexually abused when the victim was a 14-year-old wrestler on a team coached by Hastert, prosecutors said in a court filing that details allegations by five former students.The filing Friday night is the first time prosecutors have confirmed Hastert paid hush-money to conceal sex abuse. The sex-abuse allegations date to Hastert's time at Yorkville High School in the Chicago suburb of Yorkville from 1965 to 1981 .Hastert, who pleaded guilty in October to breaking banking laws, is scheduled to be sentenced April 27 .Hastert's lawyers didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment about prosecutors' filing Friday night.Individual A is one of at least four people cited in the filing as saying that Hastert sexually abused them as children. Prosecutors only confirmed at a March hearing that sex-abuse claims were at its core.Prosecutors said Friday that it was a bank compliance officer who spotted the huge withdrawals.
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