House Bill 6

COMMENTARY

Rampant ‘good old boys’ corruption is robbing Ohioans blind

BY: - January 26, 2023

The first couple days of the Larry Householder/Matt Borges/FirstEnergy political bribery, billion dollar bailout corruption scandal conjured up stereotypical scenes from a poorly written movie: Fat cat politicians and lobbyists jet-setting on private corporate planes to D.C. to wine and dine at expensive steakhouses with other fat cat corporate executives. I imagine glasses of Scotch […]

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Expert says ongoing FBI agent testimony may be significant to outcome of Householder trial

BY: - January 25, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   The treasurer of FirstEnergy, the company that already confessed to bribing former Speaker of […]

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Governor can put Ohioans first with the right PUCO pick

BY: - January 25, 2023

Gov. Mike DeWine will soon have the opportunity to significantly impact how Ohio regulates utilities — and in doing so, help control the rising costs facing Ohioans and Ohio businesses. This opportunity comes as the result of an upcoming retirement of a longtime member of the Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO) — the five-member […]

‘Unholy alliance’ — Chaotic first day of Larry Householder corruption trial

BY: - January 24, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   CINCINNATI — The chaotic opening statements on Monday in the largest public corruption […]

Public service or massive theft? Arguments begin in Ohio bribery and corruption case

BY: - January 24, 2023

CINCINNATI — It depends on who you listen to. It was either a gargantuan bribery and money laundering scheme or it was a case of a conscientious public servant using his free speech rights to help the people of Ohio. Those were the stories told Monday by opposing counsel in the racketeering trial of former […]

‘Eyes of the country are on Ohio’ — Jury selected in Larry Householder corruption trial

BY: - January 23, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   The Ohio Statehouse, and the rest of the country, has their eyes on […]

Larry Householder’s impact remains strong at Ohio Statehouse ahead of corruption trial

BY: - January 20, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   As the state gets ready for the most significant corruption trial in Ohio […]

Former Ohio speaker Larry Householder seeks to prevent recordings being played in corruption trial

BY: - January 18, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   In recently-filed documents, former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Larry Householder […]

Dozens of companies, AG Yost, former lawmakers subpoenaed ahead of Householder corruption trial

BY: - January 11, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   In newly-filed documents, federal prosecutors outlined some of the evidence they want to […]

Householder trial set to begin next month

BY: - December 13, 2022

This story providing updates on Ohio’s ongoing utility corruption scandal is a joint project of Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism, and the nonprofit Energy News Network. Parties are in the home stretch of trial preparation in the federal government’s criminal case against former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and others. The […]

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We the People must demand appropriate accountability over FirstEnergy Corp scandal

BY: - November 23, 2022

President Abraham Lincoln warned about the growing power of corporate entities in 1864 when he prophetically stated: Though the election results were disappointing in hoping that a newly-composed state legislature might seek appropriate accountability of FirstEnergy Corporation over the bribery scandal to pass House Bill (HB) 6, there are other tracks that can and must […]

Householder attorneys object to allowing First Energy deferred prosecution agreement at trial

BY: - November 14, 2022

Attorneys for former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder have objected to allowing First Energy’s deferred prosecution agreement from being introduced as evidence in his upcoming felony racketeering trial. In what the federal prosecutors have called the biggest bribery scandal in state history, Householder and four others were arrested in the summer of 2020. Facing racketeering, money […]