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LISBON, Ohio (WCMH) — Convicted felon and former Ohio House speaker Larry Householder is back in the Buckeye State.
After a brief stint in a federal prison in Oklahoma, on Friday the Federal Bureau of Prisons listed Householder as being at Elkton Federal Correctional Institution. According to the bureau, Elkton is a low-security prison in Columbiana County with nearly 2,000 male inmates.
Householder, 64, is serving the beginning of a 20-year sentence for his role in orchestrating a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme with FirstEnergy executives. He was convicted in June on federal racketeering charges for accepting a $60 million bribe from the energy company in exchange for passing a $1.3 billion nuclear power plant bailout — and squashing a referendum on it.
Co-conspirator and former Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges, convicted alongside Householder, remains incarcerated at a federal prison in Milan, Michigan.
About two weeks after being sentenced, Householder filed a notice of appeal of his conviction. That appeal remains pending.