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With plea deal, details of Hastert allegations may be 'lost to history'


The legacy of Dennis Hastert is already in shambles. The former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to walk into a federal courtroom Wednesday, plead guilty to criminal misconduct and take his place as possibly the highest-ranking Illinois politician ever convicted. But in doing so, the Republican might also seal a deal with federal prosecutors designed to keep secret the most embarrassing details of alleged sexual misconduct dating to Hastert's days as a high school teacher and wrestling coach.