Former Ohio House speaker Householder convicted over $60 million bribery plot

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By Kanishka Singh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal jury convicted former Ohio House of Representatives Speaker Larry Householder and former Ohio Republican Party chair Mathew Borges of participating in a $60 million bribery scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Householder, 63, and Borges, 50, were charged in 2020 in the federal bribery case stemming from a bill passed in 2019 to bail out Ohio’s nuclear power plants. Federal prosecutors called it the biggest corruption case in the state’s history. The legislature revoked the bill in 2021. Following his arrest in 2020, the Ohio …

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