Federal prosecutors say Householder criminal case shouldn’t be dismissed< < Back to
CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder’s arguments that a racketeering conspiracy charge against him should be dismissed are legally invalid.
Prosecutors filed a motion Tuesday in response to one filed by Householder’s attorneys earlier this month that prosecutors failed to produce “essential facts” in a July 2020 indictment against him.
Householder is accused of leading a $60 million bribery scheme secretly funded by Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. to win legislative approval of a $1 billion bailout of two Ohio nuclear plants.
The plants were operated by a wholly-owned FirstEnergy subsidiary when the bailout bill was approved in 2019.