FirstEnergy Case Update

A political dark money group that authorities say was used as part of a $60 million dollar bribery scheme to pass nuclear bailout legislation in Ohio…pleads guilty to a federal racketeering charge. Generation Now Inc. also agreed in federal court in Cincinnati to forfeit $1.5 million dollars from two bank accounts. Federal investigators say former Ohio House Speaker, Larry Householder and four others used the nonprofit Generation Now as a conduit for $60 million secretly provided by Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. The money was allegedly used to secure Householder’s power, elect allied lawmakers and gain legislative approval for a $1 billion dollar bailout of two nuclear power plants.

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