Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R) and four others were arrested on Tuesday on charges stemming from a $60 million bribery case brought by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio David DeVillers.
Why it matters: It’s likely the “largest bribery, money-laundering scheme ever perpetrated against the people of the state of Ohio,” DeVillers said at a press conference.
Details: According to an 80-page criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday, a dark-money “enterprise” received millions of dollars from March 2017 to March 2020 “in exchange for Householder’s and the enterprise’s help in passing House Bill 6, a billion-dollar bailout that saved two failed, Ohio nuclear power plants from closing.”
But wait! It gets dumber!
- The four additional men arrested include Householder adviser Jeffrey Longstreth, lobbyist Neil Clark, former Ohio Republican Party chair Matthew Borges and co-founder of The Oxley Group Juan Cespedes.
- Householder and his associates made incriminating statements about their illegal activities in meetings with undercover agents. More arrests are expected, according to DeVillers.
Have they learned NOTHING from Lord Damp Nut? Talk in code, plausible deniability, you stupid tools!
The ignorance of the modern Republican is stunning.