Householder Sentenced to 20 Years

Four years after the General Assembly’s approval of the scandal-fueled House Bill 6, former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in in the largest public corruption case in state history.

Read the stories from Cleveland.com and the AP.

Prosecutors asked for a sentence of 16-20 years for what they called an unprecedented conspiracy due to the potential financial harm to Ohioans and the “erosion of public trust” that resulted. Prior to handing down Householder’s sentence, Judge Timothy Black told the former speaker that the voters who put him in office “trusted you to do right by them and you betrayed that trust.”

Former lobbyist Matt Borges will be sentenced at 11 a.m. Friday, June 30 for his role in the scheme.

The OMA led the opposition to House Bill 6 upon the bill’s introduction in April 2019. 6/29/2023