Utility company linked to HB6 bribery scheme changes executive team

AKRON -- "Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. terminated its chief executive, Charles E. Jones Jr., and two senior vice presidents for violating company policies and its code of conduct, the company said in a statement released Thursday evening.

Senior Vice President of Product Development, Marketing and Branding Dennis Chack and SVP of External Affairs Mike Dowling were also terminated.

The house-cleaning comes just hours after two other men pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in a massive public corruption case centered around House Bill 6.

FirstEnergy advocated for the new energy law, which will deliver an estimated $355 million 'decoupling' revenues to FirstEnergy, as well $1.3 billion in subsidies to Energy Harbor, a former FirstEnergy subsidiary that owns two nuclear power plants in Ohio."

-- Laura A. Bischoff, Dayton Daily News

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