Signs of Plea Deal Grow Stronger in Case of Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Lawyers for former House speaker Dennis Hastert are due in federal court in Chicago Thursday morning, amid growing signs that a plea deal with federal prosecutors is near, NBC News reported.

Hastert was indicted by a grand jury in May, accused of illegally evading federal bank transaction laws in making payments of nearly $2 million to a person identified in court documents only as "Person A."

Hastert was also charged with lying to federal agents about the payments. He pleaded not guilty and remains free on bond.

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