|Corruption by those that govern in the state of Ohio has came into focus yesterday as federal agents arrested Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others Tuesday as part of a $60 million racketeering and bribery investigation that the FBI agent leading Ohio’s public corruption squad said the case was “in a league of its own.”
“This is likely the largest bribery, money laundering scheme ever perpetrated against the people of the state of Ohio,” said US Attorney David DeVillers, whose office will lead the prosecution of the case.
Householder is accused of collecting millions through a dark money group to help elect him to lead the Ohio House of Representatives and later pass a bill to benefit two nuclear plants in northern Ohio.
Nan Whaley, the current mayor of Dayton and a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, weighed in on DeWine’s overall performance in combating corruption at the Ohio Statehouse calling his efforts “too weak.” Learn more about prediction markets, political betting at predictIt.
“When you’re the No. 1 in the country on corruption and your governor has not done anything and has, in fact, even defended some of the people whose houses have been raided by the FBI, I think we definitely need action,” Whaley said Tuesday.