AP EXPLAINS: a review of $60M bribery probe unfolding in Ohio

AP EXPLAINS: a review of $60M bribery probe unfolding in Ohio

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press July 22, 2020 – 4:50 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The arrest Tuesday of powerful Republican House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in a $60 million federal bribery instance has upended both politics and policy-making in Ohio. As FBI agents continue steadily to knock on doorways over the state, lawmakers along with other elected officials are reeling over exactly just just what comes next while politicos scramble for position in front of November’s high-stakes election that is presidential. Here is a glance at that which we understand to date:

HOW LARGE IS IT?

Householder, a speaker that is two-time rural Perry County, is speculated to be towards the top of exactly what prosecutors think may be the biggest money-laundering scheme in state history,

And also the very first in the Southern District of Ohio to include a racketeering cost against an official that is public. Read more