Larry Householder appears in Statehouse, plans to defend himself against corruption charges

COLUMBUS -- "State Rep. Larry Householder, R-Glenford, who is charged with racketeering in a federal public corruption case, returned to the Ohio House on Tuesday for its session and declared that he is innocent.

...The U.S. District Court released him on bond under conditions, including no contact with potential witnesses in the case. An 81-page criminal complaint filed in the case uses pseudonyms to refer to several state representatives and others.

Householder said attending the session — where potential witnesses might be — doesn’t violate those bond conditions. 'I’m just here to do my job,' he told reporters before the House session began."

-- Laura Bischoff, Dayton Daily News

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