dennis hastert hush money
He has been investigated for circumventing bank regulations to help cover up the allegations.
He was indicted in May.
A plea deal would avert a trial and help keep any potentially embarrassing secrets quiet.
Hastert pleaded not guilty on all counts to lying to the FBI and attempting to evade federal banking rules in order to cover
News of the May 28 indictment shocked the Illinois town of Yorkville, where Hastert used to be a high school teacher and