Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder Arrested in $60M Bribery Case - State and Federal Communications

July 21, 2020  •  

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder Arrested in $60M Bribery Case

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House Speaker Larry Householder was arrested in connection with a $60 million federal racketeering case related to House Bill 6, Ohio’s new nuclear bailout law.

FBI Agents assisted by the Perry County Sheriff’s Department made the arrest Tuesday morning at Householder’s farm in Glenford.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Chris Hoffman and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio David DeVillers are expected to hold a press conference on the federal racketeering case Tuesday at 2:30 pm.

Householder, a farmer and businessman, has led the GOP-controlled Ohio House since January 2019.

He was previously House Speaker from 2001 to 2004.

However, he left due to term limits and returned to the House in 2017.


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