More from Mark Gillispie
CEO, Speaker Worked Closely to Pass Tainted Energy Bill
Two men now share tattered careers and future worries as prosecutors continue to investigate.
Jul 30th, 2021
FirstEnergy to Pay $230M in Ohio Bribery Case
The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme admitted to using dark money groups to fund the effort.
Jul 23rd, 2021
Late Taxes a Troubling Sign for Automaker
Lordstown Motors stock has plummeted since February, and the company is now in the midst of an SEC inquiry.
Apr 28th, 2021
Governor Was Warned of Would-be Regulator's Ties to Utility
Samuel Randazzo had deep business ties with the state’s largest electric utility and had long been hostile to the development of wind and solar power.
Dec 10th, 2020
Utility Accused of Paying $4M to Regulator's Consulting Firm
FBI agents searched the state utility commissioner's home earlier this week.
Nov 20th, 2020
FBI Searches Home of Ohio Public Utility Commission Chairman
The search follows the arrest of the speaker of the Ohio House and four others in connection to a $60 million bribery scheme.
Nov 17th, 2020
FirstEnergy Sets Goal to Become Carbon-Free by 2050
The announcement came days after several top executives were fired for violating company policies.
Nov 13th, 2020
Laws & Regulations
State Watchdog Seeks Probe of Utility Tied to Bribery Scheme
First Energy officials have long maintained the nuclear plant bailout would not benefit the corporation itself.
Sep 10th, 2020
FirstEnergy Had Big Stake in Tainted Nuclear Plant Bailout
Investigators say the company secretly funneled millions to secure a legislative bailout for two unprofitable plants.
Aug 27th, 2020