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FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago. Hastert pleaded guilty in October of 2015 to violating bank laws as he sought to pay $3.5 million in hush money. Hastert's lawyers want a judge to spare Hastert from prison time in the case and give him probation. A filing Wednesday, April 6, 2016 comes before the 74-year-old Republican's sentencing by a federal judge April 27. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee, File)

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, center, arrives at the federal courthouse Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Chicago.. (AP Photo/Matt Marton )

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago after his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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FILE - In this March 5, 2008, file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert speaks to lawmakers on the Illinois House of Representatives floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. A federal judge on Tuesday delayed former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's first court appearance until June 9 following his indictment in Chicago. The Illinois Republican was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, but the hearing has now been pushed back. The change was made without explanation in a one-sentence court filing by U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin's clerk. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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FILE - In this June 15, 2007 file photo, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., sits for a portrait in his Capitol Hill office. On Thursday, May 28, 2015, federal prosecutors indicted Hastert, 73, on bank-related charges. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., sits for a portrait in his Capitol Hill office in this June 15, 2007, file photo. On Thursday, May 28, 2015, federal prosecutors indicted Hastert, 73, on bank-related charges. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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FILE - In this July 31, 2000 file photo, House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill. gives a thumbs up after taking over as chairman of the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. Hastert’s career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others. Now, eight years after leaving Congress, Hastert’s own legacy is threatened by an indictment charging financial misdeeds _ and cryptically referring to “misconduct” against an unnamed person. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

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A statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago says former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is accused of structuring the withdrawal of $952,000 in cash in order to evade the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000. He's also accused of lying to the FBI. (Associated Press)

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President Bush is applauded by Vice President Dick Cheney (left) and House Speaker Dennis Hastert, of Ill. while delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in 2004. (Associated Press)

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President Bush is applauded by Vice President Dick Cheney (left) and House Speaker Dennis Hastert, of Ill. while delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in 2004. (Associated Press)