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Mon Feb 12, 2024, 04:04 PM Feb 2024

Two fired FirstEnergy executives indicted in $60 million Ohio bribery scheme, fail to surrender

Source: Associated Press

Two fired FirstEnergy executives indicted in $60 million Ohio bribery scheme, fail to surrender

BY JULIE CARR SMYTH AND SAMANTHA HENDRICKSON
Updated 12:37 PM EST, February 12, 2024

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two fired FirstEnergy Corp. executives were indicted Monday in the long-running investigation into a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio that has already resulted in a 20-year prison sentence for a former state House speaker.

Former FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones and former Senior Vice President Michael Dowling were charged in relation to their roles in the massive corruption case, Republican Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced in an online news conference.

“Their actions over a period of years have undermined confidence in state governments, the rule of law, and very nearly made them even richer men than they already are,” Yost said of Jones and Dowling, who are facing criminal charges for the first time since the scandal began. “There can be no justice without holding the check writers and the masterminds accountable.”

Both Jones and Dowling were fired in October 2020 for violating company policies and code of conduct, but the lack of indictments had been notable as a 5-year statute of limitations nears.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/firstenergy-ohio-bribery-481071b407b54fc7ca2e34a9bd5263de

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Two fired FirstEnergy executives indicted in $60 million Ohio bribery scheme, fail to surrender (Original Post) Eugene Feb 2024 OP
Okay, Yost... Diamond_Dog Feb 2024 #1
Wasn't DeWine involved in that scam too? nt doc03 Feb 2024 #2
DeWine was involved yankee87 Feb 2024 #3

yankee87

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3. DeWine was involved
Mon Feb 26, 2024, 05:24 PM
Feb 2024

There is no way DeWine will ever be properly investigated. Too many Qpublican aholes in charge.

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