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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...

CEO calls FirstEnergy's conduct 'wrong and unacceptable'

Jul. 23, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp.'s conduct in secretly funding a $60 million bribery scheme to win a $1 billion bailout for two nuclear power plants it once owned was “wrong and unacceptable,” company CEO and President Steven Strah said during an earnings call Friday. ...

FirstEnergy to pay $230M in agreement in Ohio bribery case

Jul. 23, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted Thursday to using dark money groups to fund the effort, and agreed to pay $230 million and other conditions so prosecutors won't forge ahead with a criminal case against the company. ...

TAKEAWAYS: Ex-utility regulator had outsized role in scheme

Jul. 22, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A statement of facts included with FirstEnergy's deferred prosecution agreement announced Thursday by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cincinnati sheds new light on the role a former utility regulator played in a $60 million corruption scheme involving the Akron-based company....

Officials seek ouster of West Virginia State Univ. president

Jul. 22, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Less than a year into her tenure, members of West Virginia State University president's senior Cabinet are seeking her removal, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The request was made last week in a letter to the school’s Board of Governors...