Doctor Appointed To Review Hastert's Medical Records


CHICAGO----A Northwestern University doctor will be looking into former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's medical records.

U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin, who is overseeing Hastert's hush-money case, said Dr. Robert S. Golden would conduct the medical review. It was ordered in March, after Hastert's sentencing was delayed. Hastert's lawyers said their client had nearly died and remained in poor health.

Hastert is now scheduled to be sentenced April 27.

The filing by Durkin says Dr. Golden's practice is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and that he is board certified in internal medicine. Golden is also an assistant professor at Northwestern's medical school.

Judge Durkin said in last month's order that he wanted a doctor to provide what he called an "independent report to the court on the defendant's medical condition."

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