Ohio House Speaker, Associates, Arrested

Columbus, Ohio (ap) - FBI agents were at the farm of Ohio's house speaker hours ahead of federal prosecutors' planned announcement of charges related to a $60 million bribe to a state official and associates.

David Devillers is the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. His office said in a news release Tuesday that he and the FBI will discuss the charges Tuesday afternoon. Devillers is describing the allegations as a “public corruption racketeering conspiracy involving $60 million.”

The announcement comes as FBI agents were seen at the southeastern Ohio farm of House Speaker Larry Householder. FBI spokesman Todd Lindgren confirmed without providing details that agents are conducting “law enforcement activity” on the farm.

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