Ohio’s Republican Speaker of the House Arrested In $60M Bribery Case

Larry Householder.Screengrab / Larry Householder / YouTube

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The FBI arrested Larry Householder on the morning of July 21, ahead of a 2:30 press conference about the case.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that as of July 21, Representative Larry Householder (R), Speaker of the House in Ohio’s state legislature, has been arrested in connection to a $60 million bribery case.

  • A spokesperson for U.S. Attorney David DeVillers’s office announced that an Ohio official and some associates have been charged in a “public corruption racketeering conspiracy involving $60 million.”
  • Devillers will discuss the case further in a press conference in Ohio at 2:30 PM.
  • FBI spokesperson Todd Lindgren told the Dayton Daily News in the morning of July 21 that “The FBI is conducting law enforcement activity in the area” around Householder’s Glenford property.
  • Although Devillers’s office did not provide official information about any arrestees’ identities, a source from the office confirmed to the Enquirer that the FBI arrested Householder.
  • In addition to being Speaker of the House in Ohio’s legislature, Householder is “one of the biggest names in Ohio politics and has been a major player for years in the state's Republican Party.”
  • He previously served as Speaker of the House from 2001 to 2004 before stepping down from the state legislature in accordance with Ohio term limits.
  • The Enquirer’s source also averred that Grant Street Consultants founder Neil Clark, former Ohio Republican Party chair and consultant Matthew Borges, Oxley Group co-founder Juan Cespedes, and Householder adviser Jeffrey Longstreth have also been arrested in the same case.

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kanawah
kanawah

Typical slimy republicans.
In November, vote blue, no matter who.
Vote all republicans out, top to bottom.


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