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WATCH LIVE: US Attorney, FBI announce details relating to $60M bribery case following the arrest of Ohio House speaker

Posted at 2:15 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 14:15:03-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI will give a briefing on a public corruption racketeering conspiracy involving $60 million on Tuesday afternoon. The press conferences comes after Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others were arrested in a federal bribery probe.

U.S. Attorney David DeViller and Chris Hoffman, FBI, Special Agent in Charge, are expected to release more details of the investigation at a 2:30 p.m. briefing. Watch it live in the media player below:

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine postponed his scheduled COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday for Wednesday afternoon.

FBI agents were at the farm of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder on Tuesday morning, hours ahead of the government’s planned announcement.

FBI agents were carrying out “law enforcement activity” on Householder’s property in Glenford in southeastern Ohio, FBI spokesman Todd Lindgren said, without providing details. The Perry County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed it was assisting the FBI at Householder’s farm.

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