Dennis Hastert

Ex-Speaker Dennis Hastert Recently Hospitalized: Document

A letter recently written to the judge in Dennis Hastert’s hush-money trial indicates that he was recently hospitalized.

The note written on the former speaker’s behalf reads: "In light of his recent hospital stay, I would hope that probation in lieu of confinement would be considered.”

The Associated Press reported in July 2006 that Hastert was hospitalized for cellulitis, a skin condition.

Hastert is due to be sentenced in February for making illegal bank withdrawals, reportedly in an effort to cover up sexual misconduct against a student when he was a high school coach.

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