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?
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.