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Ohio's top utility regulator has resigned, days after FBI agents raided his German Village home.

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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.

Associated Press

During his Tuesday coronavirus press briefing, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine deflected questions about an FBI search of the Columbus home of the state’s top utility regulator.

Ohio Public Radio

Former Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges is making public comments for the first time since his arrest in the bribery scandal linked to the state's nuclear power plant bailout law. 

Dan Konik

FBI agents this morning raided the Columbus home of the chair of the agency that regulates Ohio utilities.

Ohio Public Radio

Akron-based FirstEnergy fired CEO Chuck Jones Thursday, hours after two defendants entered into a plea deal in the federal racketeering case involving the state's nuclear power plant bailout law. 

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Two of the five men charged in the federal corruption case involving the state's nuclear power plant bailout law have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges. 

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The Cities of Columbus and Cincinnati are suing to block the state's nuclear  power plant bailout law at the center of a 60 million federal bribery probe from taking effect January 1st. 

Associated Press

Republican Ohio Attorney General David Yost says he has filed a complaint with the state elections commission against former Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder. 

cleveland.com

Opponents the state's nuclear power plant bailout law recently held  a virtual rally seeking its repeal.

Ohio Public Radio

Akron-based FirstEnergy says it plans to "vigorously" defend itself against a civil lawsuit filed by Ohio Attorney General David Yost.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Attorney General David Yost is attempting to block nuclear power plants from receiving what could be more than a billion dollars of ratepayer money from the bailout law passed a year ago.

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. 

puco.ohio.gov

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 CHANNEL

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.

Ohio's consumer watchdog wants a regulatory agency to investigate whether the state's largest electric utility used customer money to fund an alleged $60 million bribery scheme involving one of Ohio's most powerful politicians. 

Ohio Public Radio

Republican former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of racketeering.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio House came back to work Tuesday.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio House leaders have announced a new committee that will hold hearings on the potential repeal of the state's nuclear power plant bailout bill at the center of an alleged 60 million dollar bribery scheme.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Attorney General David Yost says he's considering taking legal action to stall the billion dollar nuclear power plant bailout law.

Ohio Public Radio

While Ohio House members removed former Speaker Larry Householder amid a bribery scandal, the Republican remains an active member of the general assembly.

Ohio Public Radio

Two new class-action lawsuits filed by Akron-based FirstEnergy shareholders claim they've been ripped off by company leaders.  

Ohio's Republican Secretary of State is backing legislative efforts to improve transparency regarding dark money groups. 

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Republican state lawmakers have chosen former Ohio Supreme Court Justice and current State Representative Bob Cupp as Ohio House speaker, replacing Larry Householder, who was ousted because of his indictment in an alleged 61 million dollar bribery scheme. 

Associated Press

Republican Larry Householder has been removed as speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives by a unanimous vote, after his arrest last week on a federal racketeering charge related to the nuclear bailout law he pushed last year.

Ohio Public Radio

With revelations that dark money groups funneled money to Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder in order to orchestrate passage of the state's nuclear plant bailout bill last year, calls for a repeal have grown. 

Ohio Public Radio

State lawmakers are introducing bills that require more transparency when it comes to dark money groups in political campaigns.

Ohio Public Radio

Members of the Ohio House are preparing to pick a new Speaker for the second time in a little over two years, as they consider how to replace current leader Larry Householder, who’s facing a racketeering charge related to the nuclear bailout law he pushed.

Ohio Public Radio

Akron-based FirstEnergy held an earnings call Friday, just days after federal agents subpoenaed the company as part of a racketeering investigation.

Associated Press

State lawmakers are drafting legislation to repeal the energy laws created through House Bill 6 that bailed out two nuclear power plants. 

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