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Ohio AG Dave Yost freezes assets of former utility chairman Sam Randazzo for role in FirstEnergy bribery scandal

‘This is the first action to freeze assets that have flowed out of this corrupt deal,’ Yost says.

CLEVELAND — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost told 3News today that his office filed legal papers to garnish assets of ex-Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chair Sam Randazzo. Yost earlier filed a lawsuit to force Randazzo to return a $4.3 million he received from FirstEnergy Corp. The company recently admitted the payment to Randazzo was bribe.

 “One thing we did yesterday that has not been reported yet is we went to court to freeze accounts of Sam Randazzo, the former PUCO chairman who FirstEnergy has admitted paid a $4 million bribe to,” Yost told 3News in an exclusive interview. “We filed that today – the garnishment -- and so far frozen a little over $300,000. We are still working through the bank accounts and looking for other assets. But this is the first action to freeze assets that flowed out of this corrupt deal.”

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