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Texts detail how Ohio regulator gave FirstEnergy inside help

Oct. 21, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Newly surfaced texts between FirstEnergy Corp. executives detail a series of favors delivered to the company by Ohio's top utility regulator, a man under scrutiny in an ongoing federal corruption probe. Akron-based FirstEnergy had a friend on the...

Ohio AG seeks to add former executives, regulator to lawsuit

Aug. 05, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Thursday asked a judge in Columbus to add two former FirstEnergy Corp. executives and the former chair of the Ohio utilities commission as defendants in a state racketeering lawsuit for their alleged roles in helping win passage of a...

Agreement shows Ohio utility paid regulator for future help

Aug. 04, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Documents released Monday show that FirstEnergy Corp. paid Sam Randazzo tens of millions for years, including $4.3 million he received to help the utility shortly before he was nominated as Ohio’s top utility regulator. The office of the Ohio...

CEO, Speaker worked closely to pass tainted energy bill

Jul. 30, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — One was a millionaire CEO of a large publicly traded utility looking for 11th-hour help to save two nuclear power plants that hung like millstones around the neck of his company’s bottom line. The other was a former House speaker seeking to fully...