Recently, we brought you the story of a state House speaker who was caught up in a bribery scheme.
It looks like that was only the tip of the iceberg.
Trump’s FBI is cracking down on corruption wherever they find it.
And the latest case takes place in Ohio, where lawmakers were involved in an alleged $60 million bribery investigation.
The case took federal authorities to a rural farm, where they arrested Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others:
The FBI… will be making an announcement regarding a public corruption case involving a “$60 million bribe to state official & associates…”
Multiple local reports say that Householder and several others have since been arrested and are currently in custody.
Trump promised to clean up the swamp—and boy is he doing it. Attorney General Barr has a reputation for confronting corruption wherever he finds it.
And the DOJ and FBI appear to be flushing out state and local politicians entangled in crimes.
This case involves a billion-dollar bailout for two Ohio nuclear power plants. It appears the speaker was possibly pushing legislation to save these companies, after receiving funds from them.
The legislation would have added a new fee to every electricity bill in the state and directed over $150 million a year to plants.
Only once in a while, in years past, did we hear about corruption within our governments. But since Trump took office, reports like this have come out frequently.
From the mayor of Baltimore to lawmakers in Illinois, it appears the DOJ is cracking down anywhere politicians try to cash in on their position and influence.
Politicians are elected to lead the country. They are entrusted with important responsibility because the people believe they are right for the job.
But all too often, these leaders try to cash in—and the people are the ones that suffer.
This is probably not going to be the last corruption case to come out. Don’t be surprised if another one hits the new soon.
- Federal authorities arrested the Ohio House Speaker and four others at a rural farm.
- The arrests are in connection with a $60 million bribery scheme related to a bailout bill.
- The bill would have provided roughly $1 billion to two nuclear power plants.
Source: Fox News