Sam Randazzo

AP Photo/Ohio Governor's office via AP, File

A judge in Columbus has frozen $8 million in assets of Sam Randazzo, a former Ohio utility regulator and current target of an FBI investigation, to preserve the assets for future collection.

Dan Konik

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has added two big names to his civil suit targeting those involved in the $61 million HB6 nuclear bribery case. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the suit now includes former Public Utilities Commission Chair Sam Randazzo and former FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones.

The Ohio Channel

FirstEnergy says it paid a bribe of more than $4 million dollars to Sam Randazzo before he became chair of the state's utilities regulator. Gov. Mike DeWine says he didn't know about the bribe, but insists that Randazzo's past work with FirstEnergy was common knowledge - a claim others are disputing. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.  

Dan Konik

Gov. Mike DeWine has made his first public comments since last week’s plea deal from FirstEnergy in the federal corruption case involving the nuclear power plant bailout law known as House Bill 6.

Ohio Public Radio

Environmental advocacy groups have asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to expand their investigation of a bribery scandal to include an examination of the panel's former chair.

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.

Four Names Submitted As Replacement For PUCO Head

Dec 21, 2020

A nominating council has forwarded the names of four finalists to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to fill a seat on the powerful state utilities commission to replace its chair, who resigned after an FBI search of his German Village home.

A previously undisclosed document shows Ohio Governor Mike DeWine disregarded a last-minute plea from Republican insiders in selecting the utility regulator now under legal and financial scrutiny.

Statehouse News Bureau

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

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.

Dan Konik

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

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.

Some environmental groups are opposing Governor Mike DeWine's appointment of a new chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.