Category: FirstEnergy

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

AEP resumes political contributions paused after U.S. Capitol attack

American Electric Power resumed making political contributions in April, after a three-month pause in response to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald...

/ June 2, 2021

Money trail in FirstEnergy corruption scandal leads outside Ohio

FirstEnergy improperly used money collected from customers in five states to pay for expenses connected to the ongoing corruption scandal in Ohio, the company has confirmed.  The money was collected...

/ April 23, 2021

Bankruptcy judge questioned FirstEnergy Solutions’ law firm about a draft political contributions motion that was never filed

Bankruptcy court records show lawyers for FirstEnergy Solutions drafted, but never filed, a motion seeking a judge’s approval to make political contributions shortly before the company contributed $500,000 to the...

/ March 10, 2021

FirstEnergy attributed Ohio utility regulator’s actions to $4.3 million payment

A state utility regulator in Ohio acted “at the request or for the benefit” of FirstEnergy “as a consequence of receiving” a $4.3 million payment from the utility company shortly...

/ March 3, 2021

More Generation Now dark money traced to AEP in Ohio corruption scandal

A Columbus group funded solely by AEP paid just over a half-million dollars last year to Generation Now, the group indicted this summer on federal racketeering charges alongside former Ohio...

/ December 2, 2020

Update: FirstEnergy indicates its treasurer signed checks to Generation Now

March 8, 2021 update: FirstEnergy responded to months old allegations that its new CEO Steven Strah signed checks to Generation Now, which last month plead guilty to participating in a...

/ October 30, 2020