Dennis Hastert to appear in court on federal charges on Thursday

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Posted: Jun 01, 2015 1:18 PM

(Reuters) - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will appear in a Chicago court on Thursday to face federal charges, including lying to the FBI, a court official said on Monday.

Hastert, 73, an Illinois Republican, will appear at 10 a.m. (11 a.m. EDT) to be arraigned on charges relating to an alleged effort to hide $3.5 million in payments he was making to a person to conceal past misconduct.

(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Lisa Lambert)