Ohio House ex-speaker’s trial in $60M bribery probe to begin


              FILE - Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder sits at the head of a legislative session in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2019. The former Ohio House speaker goes on trial next week in the highest-profile reckoning yet arising from a $60 million federal bribery investigation that federal prosecutors label the largest corruption case in state history. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
            
              FILE - Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges participates in a question-and-answer session in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 11, 2016. Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder goes on trial next week in the highest-profile reckoning yet arising from a $60 million federal bribery investigation that federal prosecutors label the largest corruption case in state history. An indictment alleged Householder; Borges, former Ohio Republican Party chairman; three other individuals and a dark money group called Generation Now orchestrated an elaborate scheme secretly funded by FirstEnergy to secure Householder’s power, elect his allies, pass legislation containing a $1 billion bailout for two aging nuclear power plants, then vex a ballot effort to overturn the bill with a dirty tricks campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File)
Ohio House ex-speaker’s trial in $60M bribery probe to begin