There’s another plea deal in the federal corruption case involving Republican former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, the former chair of the Ohio Republican Party and a utility widely believed to be Akron-based FirstEnergy.
Republican Ohio Attorney General David Yost says Akron-based FirstEnergy has agreed in a settlement to forgo collection of a decoupling fee tacked onto consumer bills under the now-tainted nuclear power plant bailout bill.
The U.S. Attorney in charge of investigations into both a 61 million dollar bribery scandal involving the former Ohio House Speaker and corruption on Cincinnati City Council will be leaving that job. But Ohio’s senior U.S. Senator says those aren’t reasons to keep him in that office.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine faced swift criticism from consumer advocates Wednesday after he rejected the slate of candidates to replace the former top state utility regulator tainted by the 60 million dollar federal bribery investigation, and requested a new list.
The Ohio House finished the bulk of its lame duck session work with the Republican speaker saying the chamber will not take any action on the nuclear power plant bailout law linke to the largest bribery scandal in Ohio politics.
The Ohio Supreme Court has issued an order stopping utilities from collecting a monthly fee to subsidize two nuclear power plants, part of the state's scandal-scared nuclear plant bailout law approved in 2019.
A Franklin County judge has blocked the collection of electric bill fees expected to be added next year under the 1 billion dollar nuclear power plant bailout law at the center of a federal bribery probe.
Legislation filed Tuesday would delay the collection of nuclear subsidies under the law at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe as Ohio Republican lawmakers struggled to find common ground on a repeal effort.
Akron-based FirstEnergy reported Thursday that some former executives improperly paid a firm tied to a future Ohio utility regulator 4 million dollars early last year to terminate “a purported consulting agreement” in place since 2013.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has ordered Akron-based FirstEnergy, tied to an alleged 60 million bribery scheme, to show whether it spent customer money on passage of the now tainted nuclear power plant bailout law.
The Ohio House committee holding hearings on a potential repeal of the state's nuclear power plant bailout law heard testimony from the leader of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, who was accused of having a conflict of interest in the case.
The Ohio House has started hearings on a potential repeal of the state's nuclear power plant bailout law. A federal investigation alleges the bill is at the center of a corruption scheme involving Republican now former House Speaker Larry Householder.