FBI Searches Home of PUCO Chairman; FirstEnergy Filing Sheds Light on Recent Firings

More developments tied to the House Bill 6 scandal unfolded this week as FBI agents searched the Columbus home of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Chairman Sam Randazzo. No arrests are planned at this time, according to FBI officials, who declined to specify the nature of the search. Randazzo was a no-show at this week’s PUCO meeting.

When asked about the incident, Gov. Mike DeWine said he’s waiting for more information, adding, “I hired him, I think he’s a good person. If there’s evidence to the contrary, we’ll act accordingly.”

Then on Thursday evening, Nov. 19, it was reported that FirstEnergy’s latest filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission says former senior management members were fired after an internal investigation discovered certain executives made a $4 million payment to an entity with ties to an unnamed state regulator. Cleveland.com reports on this breaking development. 11/18/2020