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Federal authorities serve search warrant for ex-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder's belongings at Riffe Center

Householder and four others were arrested and charged with racketeering conspiracy last week.
Credit: (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
In this March 5, 2019, photo, Ohio House speaker Larry Householder speaks before Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.

Federal authorities executed a search warrant at the office of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder located at the Riffe Center on Friday.

In a statement, the Ohio House said they fully cooperated with the warrant for Householder's items adding they will continue to cooperate with federal investigators to "restore integrity and trust to the House.”

Householder and four others were arrested and charged in a $60 million bribery scheme last week connected to House Bill 6, a bailout of two nuclear plants in Ohio.

On Thursday, the House voted 90-0 to remove Householder as the speaker. He was replaced by Rep. Bob Cupp.

According to FBI documents, agents were there to collect six boxes and four envelopes of personal items.

Below is a list of items collected by authorities: 

  • Team Householder cap
  • Framed nuclear plant photo
  • Paper calendar
  • Five thank you cards
  • Duke Energy thank you letter
  • Nine folders with papers
  • iPhone
  • Verizon mobile hotspot
  • JPL and Associates floor plan
  • Personal envelope with profile information