The Chicago Tribune reports the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has requested the Justice Department look into a land deal that earned Hastert and two partners more than $3 million in profits last year.
CREW executive director Melanie Sloan told the paper Hastert appears to have used the legislative process for his "own personal benefit."
A Hastert aide refused to comment. But after a report by the Tribune this summer, Ron Bonjean called the deal a "well-timed investment." The spokesman said Hastert pushed the Prairie Parkway legislation for 26 years to meet transportation needs in northeast Illinois.