April 2016: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of April 2016.
1. Supreme Court Rules: One Person, One Vote 2. Villanova: NCAA Champions 3. Mississippi: Religious Freedom Bill 4. UCONN Women Win NCAA Championship 5. Cruz, Sanders Win in Wisconsin 6. Don Blankenship Sentenced 7. American Idol: Final Performance 8. Edward Lin Charged with Spying 9. Goldman Sachs Fined 10. N.C. Governor Pat McCrory: Transgender Law 11. Warriors Set NBA Win Record 12. Microsoft Sues Government 13. Harriet Tubman on the $20 14. Singer Prince Dies 15. Dennis Hastert Sentenced
- Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced
- Former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, was sentenced to 15 months after it was revealed that he committed illegal bank transactions to cover up other illegal activities. During the trial, Hastert, for the first time ever, admitted to sexually abusing some of the young athletes on the high school wrestling team he coached in Illinois decades before.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Christian K. Lee