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U.S. Attorney In Statehouse Bribery Probe Resigns

Feb 9, 2021

The federal prosecutor leading an investigation into a $60 million bribery probe at the Ohio Statehouse has announced his resignation.

David DeVillers was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. He was an assistant Franklin County prosecutor and a longtime assistant U.S. Attorney before being tapped for the top job as an appointee of former President Donald Trump.

DeVillers had hoped to say until March but announced his resignation Tuesday following a Justice Department request that all Trump-era U.S. Attorney appointees step down.

DeVillers announced racketeering charges last summer against five individuals accusing of an illegal bail-out of aging nuclear power plants.  That case will continue despite DeVillers departure.