Skip to comments.Indictment of former House speaker Dennis Hastert
Posted on 08/18/2015 10:02:47 PM PDT by Rabin
Federal prosecutors on Thursday indicted former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert on charges of purposefully withdrawing less than $10,000 in order to evade...
Violations: Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2); Title 31, United States Code,Section 5324
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LOL. I understand. I do believe in the rule of law though. That means innocent until proven guilty and that the judicial system is the answer, not personal vengeance.
Demi’s probay pushed this pervert around using his secret for leverage
How else can we explain the circumvented will of the silent majority ?
There has to be more in our ranks, look to the do nothing mouthpieces
My tile job is going to be $9,800. Will I be charged for paying cash to the installers?
Naw. You are the one PAYING. If they get a lot of jobs like yours that pay cash, then they are in trouble.
What a country!
Funny, but true, analogy.
These days I find using ca$h where ever possible to be a revolutionary act.
“Wrong premise. It is our money”
There hasn’t been any real money since 1965.
Yes, and throw in the lopsided Federal conviction rate to add to the injustice and you have the perfect storm.
Now Hastert deserves any conviction he might get for his sexual perversion but I separately wonder if this law is really necessary, meaningful, or right. The amounts of money we move or carry is not the government’s business so long as we are not doing something illegal. Am I wrong?
It was not the taking money out. It was his false responses to federal investigators asking why. That is the crime.
No you’re not wrong. The law was intended original to track illegal activity for drugs, etc. However, government never can “eat just one”. The IRS got in the act and all the others, too hoping to get some of that seizure money I guess.
Hastert screwed up when he lied to Federal investigators’ questions which is illegal. Had he spoke the truth, he’d probably not have been indicted.
So the “law” says if you withdraw OR deposit more than $10k, they’ll charge you with money laundering. And if you withdraw or deposit less than $10k, they’ll come after you for “purposefully withdrawing less than $10,000 in order to evade”.
Straight out of Atlas Shrugged.
I’m not sure who to root for, here.
This law sucks but Hastert is a corrupt pervert.
All your bankses belong to us! You have no chance to survive make your time.
I suppose forgiveness is out of the question.
He is being tossed to conservative wolves who will do the Liberal dirty work
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