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Ohio files complaint on ex-House speaker's campaign spending

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a complaint with the state Elections Commission saying the former Ohio House speaker's payments of more than $900,000 in campaign contributions to attorneys defending him in a federal racketeering case weren't appropriate. The complaint filed Friday says the payments from Rep. Larry Householder's campaign committee violate Ohio campaign finance law. Federal authorities allege the Republican speaker was the central figure in a $60 million bribery scheme secretly funded by FirstEnergy Corp. to obtain a $1 billion bailout for two Ohio nuclear plants operated at the time by a wholly owned FirstEnergy subsidiary.

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