Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was released this week from a federal prison in Minnesota after serving nearly 13 months for violating banking regulations to cover up the sexual abuse of teenage boys.
But while Hastert tasted freedom, the fallout from the bombshell case is far from over.
Hastert, 75, once second in line for the presidency, leaves prison with his reputation in tatters. He lost his job as a high-powered lobbyist, his portrait was removed from the U.S. Capitol, he's in declining health and he faces two lawsuits filed by alleged victims.
Once his sentence expires Aug. 16, he also must serve two years of court-ordered supervised release that will...