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Hearing Set For Nonprofit In Statehouse Bribery Scandal

A judge has scheduled a hearing for the guilty plea by a nonprofit accused of funneling payments for an alleged $60 million Ohio bribery scheme.

Federal investigators say Generation Now Inc. illegally channeled energy company payments to win legislative approval for the bailout of two aging nuclear power plants.

Cincinnati federal Judge Timothy Black has scheduled the plea hearing for Feb. 19.

A court filing shows Generation Now Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to a racketeering count, allow the seizure of nearly $1.5 million from two bank accounts and accept a sentence of five years' probation.

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