Category: FirstEnergy

Vice President John Skory exits FirstEnergy after ‘violation’

A spokesperson for FirstEnergy said today that Vice President of Utility Operations John Skory left the utility after a violation of company policy. “John Skory, formerly vice president of Utility...

/ November 3, 2022

FirstEnergy CEO Steven Strah emailed about “under the radar” House Bill 6 provision that cost Ohio ratepayers millions of dollars

FirstEnergy CEO Steven Strah, who rose through the ranks to replace the company’s previous CEO amid the fallout from federal corruption charges related to FirstEnergy’s efforts to pass a 2019...

/ August 25, 2022

FirstEnergy’s Executive Council knew of Randazzo payout long before FBI closed in

Updated on August 23, 2022 with statements from a deposition transcript confirming CEO Steven Strah was a member of FirstEnergy’s Executive Council. New documents disclosed in federal court by FirstEnergy’s...

/ July 25, 2022

Political operative Julia Johnson to leave FirstEnergy board as fallout from bribery scandal continues

A long-time political operative for utilities and telecom companies, Julia L. Johnson, is one of six members of FirstEnergy’s board of directors who will not seek re-election this year under...

/ March 24, 2022

American Electric Power-backed dark money group spent over $1.5 million in 2020

Empowering Ohio’s Economy, a group funded solely by American Electric Power, contributed more than $1.5 million to dark money groups in 2020, according to the organization’s tax filings. The source...

/ November 22, 2021

Who knew about bribes paid during FirstEnergy Solutions’ bankruptcy and House Bill 6 bailout campaign?

FirstEnergy Solutions’ board and management knew about plans to contribute $40 million to Generation Now, a 501(c)(4) group associated with then Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, in the midst of...

/ November 16, 2021

DeWine raked in campaign money from AEP after the utility revealed a subpoena from the SEC

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine received $25,500 in campaign contributions from American Electric Power’s PAC and some of the electric utility’s top executives one month after AEP revealed it received a...

/ August 2, 2021

Four major Ohio utilities shut off customers’ electricity 200,000 times during COVID-19 pandemic

AEP, FirstEnergy, Duke Energy, and DP&L disconnected Ohio customers who couldn't pay their bills during the Covid-19 pandemic.

/ July 9, 2021

Mike DeWine met with Larry Householder early on in racketeering conspiracy

The timing of a 2017 meeting with Larry Householder listed on Mike DeWine’s calendar raises new questions about when the Ohio governor first knew about Householder’s secret financial relationship with...

/ June 16, 2021

SEC subpoenas American Electric Power for House Bill 6 documents

Plus: Mike DeWine’s calendars reveal meetings with leaders from AEP and an AEP-backed dark money group during the final weeks of DeWine’s 2018 campaign for governor American Electric Power disclosed...

/ June 9, 2021