Used victim’s family to try for more lenient sentence
A Chicago Tribute report has devastating information about Denny Hastert.
The Tribune reports: “With the sentencing hearing looming, a source said Hastert called one of Individual D’s relatives, hoping to get a letter to show Hastert had done good things with his life; that letter could help persuade [U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin] to give Hastert a more lenient sentence.”
So did it work? Not so much: “Individual D then made a call of his own. He told federal authorities he would prepare a statement to be used in court detailing what Hastert did to him.”