FBI Raids Former Ohio House Speaker's Home

May 24, 2018

Cliff Rosenberger
Credit Ohio House of Representatives
 FBI agents Wednesday raided  former Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger's home in Clarksville and a nearby storage unit. 

Rosenberger resigned in April amid reports the bureau is investigating his activities with lobbyists.  The FBI is said to be looking into Rosenberger's international travel with payday lending lobbyists and his lavish lifestyle, including living in a luxury condo owned by a GOP donor. Rosenberger has denied wrongdoing.  The FBI investigation has clouded replacement efforts.  Speaker Pro Tem Kirk Schuring canceled sessions for the remainder of this week due to an impasse on selecting Rosenberger's successor.