Feds assert criminal conspiracy aided passage of FirstEnergy nuclear bailout bill

GREEN TECH MEDIA | Federal agents have arrested Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder on charges of organizing a years-long criminal conspiracy to pass a controversial law that offered billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies to keep bankrupt utility FirstEnergy Solutions from closing down its nuclear power plants. 

Investigators haven’t charged FirstEnergy or any of its executives directly, but they made clear that the utility was the source of $61 million funneled through a nonprofit group to maintain the alleged criminal conspiracy. 

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