Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder have been arrested and dragged to court over a $60 million bribery and money laundering scam in the state
Naija news Understands Householder, a Republican, and four other political allies within the state were arrested on Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery case stemming from a bill passed last year to bail out the state’s nuclear power plan.
Along with Householder, former Ohio GOP chairman Matt Borges, lobbyist Neil Clark, lobbyist and Ohio Civil Rights Commission member Juan Cespedes and political consultant Jeff Longstreth were also arrested in connection to the investigation.
It was gathered that U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio David DeVillers announced the arrest of Householder. DeVillers while speaking during the press conference the allegations against householder as pure and simple. He also said this was quid pro quo and pay to play.
Meanwhile, the Ohio state Governor Mike DeWine has also requested for the immediate resignation of the speaker
Because of the nature of these charges, it will be impossible for Speaker Householder to effectively lead the Ohio House of Representatives; therefore, I am calling on Speaker Householder to resign immediately. This is a sad day for Ohio.
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) July 21, 2020
Source: Naija News