FBI Probe Leads to Resignation of Top Utility Regulator, More Arrests

Come Hear Experts Explain What Can Be Done to Reform Ohio

COLUMBUS – Following an FBI raid and news reports suggesting he received $4 million from one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, Sam Randazzo resigned as chair of the panel that regulates Ohio utilities. His resignation came one day after a third Cincinnati City Council member was arrested for bribery as part of a massive federal probe into corruption.

Common Cause Ohio is convening the second of two Zoom panels that feature nationally acclaimed experts discussing the on-going investigations and offering advice on how to improve government ethics and accountability.

Ohioans are invited to participate in Blueprint for Democracy: How We Can Stop Being Ripped Off .  

WHAT: Panel with experts on lobbying and ethics reform and restructuring the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) 

WHEN: November 23; 7:00 pm ET

WHERE: RSVP for November 23’s Blueprint Session



Lobbyist and Ethics Reform:

Kedric Payne is an expert in government ethics, lobbying reforms and election law, and he advised on executive branch ethics as deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy.


Strengthening the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO):

As a professor of economic development and a long-time student of Ohio’s ethical lapses, Prof. Ned Hill has watched the PUCO embrace laws and policies that hurt Ohio’s business climate and its citizens.