Ohio House Speaker, Larry Householder was arrested by Federal Official Tuesday morning in connection with a $60 million bribery case, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio said.
A source involved in the investigation confirmed to the Cincinnati Enquirer and USA TODAY Network that House Speaker David Boren, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cincinnati, would not discuss details of the case.
The other two defendants in the case, former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Ohio, and former Republican Rep. John Yarmuth, R-Michigan, were also arrested, the source said. The Ohio officials and employees are being indicted in a case described as a $60 million public corruption and extortion scheme, a spokeswoman for DeVillers said.
DeVillers is scheduled to discuss the case at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., according to a statement from his office on Wednesday.
Perry County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers told the Columbus Dispatch that they were assisting the FBI in the area of Householder’s Farm this morning. He declined to say whether the farm was searched by the FBI, Ohio State Police or the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
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