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Jailed Hastert to Accuser: I Want My $1.7M Back

Ex-speaker files countersuit to man's demand for rest of 'hush money'

(Newser) - Dennis Hastert has had seven months behind bars to figure out his next move, and he's just made a big one. The former US speaker of the House is not only asking a judge to spurn a breach-of-contract complaint filed against him by a man who says Hastert sexually... More »

Grand Jury Investigating Bill Richardson

Over allegations he used campaign funds to pay off mistress

(Newser) - A federal grand jury is looking into allegations that Bill Richardson violated campaign finance laws during his 2008 presidential run—most salaciously by having supporters pay off a woman who threatened to reveal an extramarital affair with the former New Mexico governor, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . The sources... More »

James Murdoch Misled Parliament on Hacking Payoffs

Hacking victims received much bigger payouts than testified

(Newser) - James Murdoch misled Parliament in Tuesday's hearing, saying the hush-money payout to one prominent phone-hacking victim was about $402,000, when in fact it was 70% more, a hefty $684,000, reports the Guardian . Despite protesting that phone-hacking settlements were not "astronomic sums," with legal costs and... More »

Sex Scandal Costs British Soccer Star His Captaincy

John Terry had affair with teammate's galpal, then covered it up

(Newser) - Just months before the World Cup, the captain of England’s national soccer team was stripped of the role over a seamy sex scandal. John Terry, 29 and married, had an affair with a teammate’s girlfriend—even paying for an abortion—and then tried through lawyers and, reportedly, hush... More »

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