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Statement by Governor Mike DeWine

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Below is a statement by Governor Mike DeWine on documents released today by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio regarding First Energy and former PUCO Chairman Sam Randazzo.

“As I have consistently said, we understood that Sam Randazzo had worked for manufacturing companies, energy companies, and consumers, and that he had done work for First Energy.   Sam Randazzo was a well-known subject-matter expert in energy issues.

“If, as stated in the court documents, Sam Randazzo committed acts to improperly benefit First Energy, his motives were not known by me or my staff.

“In light of today’s admission by First Energy, the campaign will make a monetary donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs in the amount First Energy contributed to the campaign committee.”