southern district of ohio

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder faces a federal charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering. He was arrested Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Federal officials on Tuesday unraveled details of a years-long conspiracy involving Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, who prosecutors say headed a scheme that funneled $60 million in bribes through a dark money group in order to pass a billion-dollar bailout for Ohio's nuclear power plants.

Thirty-seven people are under indictment for money laundering and trafficking fenatnyl, cocaine, methamphetamine following raids last week on a jewelry shop and an automotive store.

Newly appointed U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Ohio Dave DeVillers says he's already met with Cincinnati's police chief and briefly with Hamilton County's prosecutor. He's offering help in the crackdown on violent crime.

U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman speaks at a press conference of law enforcement officials with updates on the investigation into the Ohio State attack in November 2016.
Esther Honig / WOSU

Friday is U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman's last day as the federal prosecutor for the Southern District of Ohio.

Ohio's two senators are accepting applications to fill an opening on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.