Feds Charge FirstEnergy In Bribery Scheme Tied To HB 6
Federal investigators on Thursday charged FirstEnergy Corp. with conspiring to commit honest services wire fraud. The company has agreed to pay a $230 million monetary penalty.
FirstEnergy is accused of bribing then-House Speaker Larry Householder and former Public Utilities Commission chair Sam Randazzo to help win legislative passage of a $1 billion bailout for two nuclear power plants. The company signed a deferred prosecution agreement that could potentially result in dismissal of the charge.
Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the charge is Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler.
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