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FirstEnergy fires another executive over consulting contract

First Energy
Posted at 10:03 PM, May 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-27 22:03:33-04

CLEVELAND — Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. has fired another executive for her "inaction" regarding an amendment to a company consulting contract with someone who was later appointed as the state's top utility regulator.

Eileen Mikkelsen is the sixth high-ranking executive dismissed from the company since the U.S. Justice Department announced last July FirstEnergy had secretly funded a $60 million bribery scheme to win legislative approval for a $1 billion subsidy for two nuclear plants.

FirstEnergy in securities filing says Mikkelsen, a vice president was "separated" Thursday.

A FirstEnergy spokesperson declined to comment. CEO Chuck Jones and two senior vice presidents were fired last October.