Federal officials investigating the House Bill 6 bribery scandal subpoenaed records from Attorney General Dave Yost’s office the day before arresting then-House Speaker Larry Householder and four allies.
Yost, a Columbus Republican, told reporters Thursday that the subpoena was a “very routine kind of thing,” suggesting it’s “similar to a bank providing bank records when there’s been a theft or embezzlement from a company or an individual.”
He noted that neither he nor his office has been targeted by federal investigators, who claim that Householder and his associates used $60 million in bribe money from FirstEnergy Corp. to secure passage of HB6, which – among other things – provides a $1.3 billion ratepayer bailout for two nuclear power plants owned by Energy Harbor, a former FirstEnergy subsidiary.
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