Latest Revelations in GOP $60 Million Bribery Scandal Raises More Questions about What Mike DeWine Knew and When
March 23, 2022
For Immediate Release:
Columbus, OH — Today, the Ohio Democratic Party is once again calling on Mike DeWine and Jon Husted to tell Ohioans what they knew and when about the largest public corruption scandal in state history after FirstEnergy admitted that former executives Chuck Jones and Michael Dowling were the officials behind the bribes in the HB 6 bribery scandal.
In December 2018, DeWine and Husted had dinner with Dowling and Jones, raising questions about whether the bribery scandal was discussed.
“Today’s revelation is only the latest connection between Mike DeWine, Jon Husted and the largest public corruption scandal in state history. Ohio Democrats are once again renewing our call for DeWine and Husted to tell Ohioans what they knew and when about the bribery scheme. As Ohioans continue to pay more than $280,000 a day for this scandal, the very least they deserve is an answer from the governor,” said Chair Walters.
Last year, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio outlined various ways that the DeWine-Husted administration is connected to the scandal, including top-level staff with direct ties to the scheme that DeWine continues to stand behind. DeWine and Husted have tried to avoid answering questions on their ties to the scandal and what they knew and when, but Ohio voters deserve full transparency and accountability.