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Ohio state House speaker arrested in connection to $60 million bribery scheme

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22 days ago - Tuesday 7/21/20 - 7:09:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/21/poli...

The Republican speaker of Ohio's House of Representatives was arrested by federal officials Tuesday on charges connected to a $60 million bribery scheme.

Larry Householder and four other political operatives were charged with racketeering in what US Attorney David DeVillers described as "likely the largest bribery money laundering scheme ever perpetrated against the people of the state of Ohio."
"Make no mistake, these allegations are bribery. Pure and simple," DeVillers said in a news conference. "This was pay-to-play. I use the term pay-to-play because that's the term they've used as alleged in the affidavit."
22 days ago - Tuesday 7/21/20 - 7:10:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
A criminal complaint filed on Thursday and unsealed on Tuesday specifically alleges that Householder and four others orchestrated an operation to accept over $60 million dollars from "Company A" in return for a public bailout for the company worth more than $1 billion.

While the complaint does not name "Company A," prosecutors indicate at numerous points that the company is FirstEnergy Corp. - - including citations to news articles that mention the company by name.
The company told CNN in a statement Tuesday they have "received subpoenas in connection" with the investigation.
22 days ago - Tuesday 7/21/20 - 7:13:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
Get $1 billion for a $60 million kickback seems like perfectly good and honest business sense.



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