Messages Detail Cozy Relationship Between Former PUCO Chair, FirstEnergy Execs


Newly revealed text messages from 2019 appear to show top FirstEnergy executives at the time discussed payments to Sam Randazzo, who had just been appointed to oversee the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. As the Ohio Capital Journal reports, Randazzo helped draft House Bill 6, which aimed to provide the utility with a $1.3 billion bailout and other benefits. While Randazzo and the former FirstEnergy executives haven’t been charged in the scandal, they “could be the next targets as federal authorities continue their probe,” the story notes. 8/9/2023