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We advise that Mr. Bruce Bowen -- Senior Vice
President, Caribbean Region resigned as a
Director of Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago
Limited, with effect from April 22, 2016.
We thank Mr. Bowen for his service and
contribution and extend our best wishes to him in
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CHICAGO---Dennis Hastert, the Republican who
for eight years presided over the House and was
second in the line of succession to the presidency,
was yesterday sentenced to more than a year in
prison in the hush-money case that included accu-
sations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching
high school wrestling.
Judge Thomas M Durkin also ordered Hastert to
undergo sex-offender treatment, spend two years on
supervised release after 15 months behind bars and
pay a $250,000 fine to a crime victims fund.
In explaining his punishment, the judge called
Hastert a "serial child molester" and described as
"unconscionable" his attempt to accuse one of the
victims of extortion.
Hastert becomes one of the highest-ranking politi-
cians in American history to be sentenced to prison.
He pleaded guilty last fall to violating banking law
as he sought to pay $3.5 million to someone referred
to in court papers only as Individual A to keep the
sex abuse secret.
Earlier in the hearing, a former athlete who said
he was molested by Hastert decades ago told the
courtroom that he was "devastated" by the abuse.
The man, now in his 50s, said Hastert abused him
while they were alone in a locker room. He struggled
to hold back tears as he described the incident in
detail. In the years since, he said, he sought profes-
sional help and had trouble sleeping. He said the
memory still causes him pain. He said he trusted
and looked up to Hastert.
In his own statement, Hastert admitted that he
"mistreated" some of his athletes and said he was
"I am sorry to those I hurt and misled," he said.
"What I did was wrong and I regret it."
When the judge asked whether he sexually abused
one wrestler specifically, Hastert said yes.
Moments before the man took the stand, a woman
who says her brother was sexually abused by Hastert
told the courtroom that her sibling felt "betrayed,
ashamed and embarrassed."
Jolene Burdge said Hastert abused her brother,
Stephen Reinboldt, throughout his years at Yorkville
High School, where Hastert was a history teacher
and coach from 1965 to 1981. Reinboldt died of AIDS
in 1995. His sister turned toward Hastert and said,
"Don t be a coward...tell the truth."
She also said: "I hope I have been your worst
Authorities said Hastert abused at least four stu-
dents throughout his years at the school about 45
miles southwest of Chicago.
The 74-year-old, who was pushed into the court-
house in Chicago in a wheelchair, agreed to a plea
deal that suggested anything from probation to a
maximum of six months behind bars.
But after prosecutors lifted a veil of secrecy from
the case, the judge made comments suggesting he
might impose a longer sentence, potentially putting
Hastert behind bars for years, because of the abuse
Defence attorneys were seeking probation on the
grounds that Hastert has already paid a high price
They also cited his health, saying a blood infection
nearly killed him in November and that a stroke has
limited his mobility.
Earlier this month, prosecutors went into graphic
detail about the sex-abuse allegations for the first
time, even describing how Hastert would sit in a
recliner chair in the locker room with a direct view
of the showers.
The victims, prosecutors said, were boys between
14 and 17. Hastert was in his 20s and 30s. (AP)
arrives at the
Chicago for his
charges in his
year. (AP FILE
gets 1 year in jail
...for paying hush money in child sex abuse scandal
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