Saturday, July 1, 2023

Ohio GOP Larry Householder goes away for 20 years

Once among the most powerful politicians in Ohio, Householder is a convicted felon.
Ex Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder was sentenced to 20 years for the largest corruption scandal in state history. He bought the maximum for orchestrating a $60m illegal bribery scheme that fueled his return to politics. He was taken into custody, with a judge declaring “the court and the community’s patience with Larry Householder has expired.” Householder's tearful pleas for mercy were met with his quotes; “If you’re going to fuck with me, I’m going to fuck with your kids”
“we can fuck with him later” - “fuck him ’til he’s dead.”
The judge called Householder “a bully with a lust for power” whose scheme marked an “assault on democracy, the betrayal of everyone in Ohio.” Householder orchestrated a $60m bribery scheme secretly funded by Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. to secure Householder’s power, elect his allies, and pass legislation containing a $1 billion bailout for two aging nuclear power plants.