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July 15, 2024

Ohio HB 6

WKRC
Former Ohio PUC Chair Charged with Bribery
Former PUCO Chair Sam Randazzo pleaded not guilty to charges that FirstEnergy paid him $4 million in bribes before his appointment to aid the utility.
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AEP Discloses SEC Subpoenas, Investigation
American Electric Power says it's been issued two SEC subpoenas in an investigation into the company’s involvement in controversial Ohio legislation.
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Ohio PUC Opens 2021 Audit of OVEC Charges for Public Comment
Built by power companies for the DOD during the Cold War, Ohio Valley Electric Corp. is now part of a war fought by enviros against regulators, utilities.
Ohio General Assembly
Householder Convicted in FirstEnergy Bribery Case
The former Ohio House Speaker was found guilty of racketeering conspiracy over donations FirstEnergy paid a dark money group controlled by him to win favors.
NRC
Bankruptcy Court OKs Legal Fees of $65 Million in FES Case
A federal judge in Ohio approved of legal fees of more than $65 million and expenses totaling $2.7 million in the FirstEnergy Solutions bankruptcy case.
NRC
Akin Gump Public Policy Team Helped Win Ohio Nuke Bailout
Affidavits filed in U.S. bankruptcy court reveal Akin Gump helped FirstEnergy win passage of Ohio HB 6, but they denied knowledge of any illegal activity.
WKYC Channel 3
DOJ Orders $230 Million Fine for FirstEnergy
FirstEnergy has agreed to pay a fine for its role in the H.B. 6 scandal, which federal prosecutors described as the largest bribery scandal in Ohio history.
FirstEnergy Shares Jump on Icahn Investment
FirstEnergy updated investors on the ongoing investigation into House Bill 6 and disclosed investor Carl Icahn is looking to acquire a stake in the company.
PUCO
PUCO Chair Randazzo Resigns
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chair Sam Randazzo resigned, less than a week after the FBI raided his home in Columbus.
FirstEnergy Fires Jones over Bribe Probe
FirstEnergy fired CEO Charles Jones and two others over an alleged bribery scandal in Ohio after two men pleaded guilty in the scheme.

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