Michael Dowling

Swanky D.C. dinners between FirstEnergy execs and Householder led to corrupt scheme, prosecutors say

BY: - January 24, 2023

Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the FirstEnergy subsidiary that owned coal and nuclear plants in Ohio. It was FirstEnergy Solutions. The story has been updated. CINCINNATI — In late 2016, as Larry Householder was plotting his return to the Ohio House speakership, Akron-based FirstEnergy was drowning in losses from its uncompetitive nuclear […]

Newly revealed texts suggest regulator knew rate hike was improper

BY: - May 20, 2022

More evidence emerged Friday that Ohioans for years have faced questionable utility increases that were granted out of possibly dubious motives. On June 19, 2019, FirstEnergy’s leaders were furiously pushing what would later be called one of the biggest bribery and money laundering schemes in Ohio history. The same day, the Ohio Supreme Court struck […]