Former House Speaker Indicted, Resigns from Wheaton Advisory Board

Update: Wheaton drops Denny Hastert's name from public policy center.
Former House Speaker Indicted, Resigns from Wheaton Advisory Board
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Update (June 1): Wheaton College has cut ties with former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, removing his name from the public policy center he founded at the evangelical school.

"In light of the charges and allegations that have emerged, the College has re-designated the Center as the Wheaton College Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy at this time," the college said in a statement on Sunday.

Wheaton has no connection to the recent allegations against Hastert, according to the statement.

"We commit ourselves to pray for all involved, including Speaker Hastert, his family, and those who may have been harmed by any inappropriate behavior, and to continue the work and mission of the Wheaton College Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy," the statement read.

Previously reported:

Former House Speaker and Wheaton College alumnus Dennis "Denny" Hastert paid $1.7 million in hush money before later lying about it to the FBI, federal ...

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