Former Ohio House Speaker, Larry Householder has been sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday afternoon.

According to a tweet from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio, Householder was sentenced to 20 years for leading racketeering conspiracy involving over $60 million in bribes.

According to the Associated Press, prosecutors have referred to this case as the largest corruption case in the history of Ohio. 

According to an indictment, Householder, alongside lobbyist Matt Borges, three other people and a group called Generation Now orchestrated an elaborate scheme funded by FirstEnergy to secure Householder's power, elect his allies, pass legislation containing a $1 million bailout for two aging nuclear power plants and vex a ballot effort to overturn the bill.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Householder showed no remorse for his actions, instead focusing on how this case would harm his family and loved ones, but the judge says the harm to Householder's family was his own fault and not the court's.

The Ohio Democratic Party released a statement expressing support for this sentence stating that it was "a step in the right direction" for justice and the rule of law.

"For years, Republican politicians in Columbus have used their positions of power in the statehouse to enrich themselves and their wealthy, well-connected friends, and today’s sentence once again reminds us that no one is above the law," the statement read.

However, the Ohio Democratic Party says this case is far from over and is calling for the accountability of the other Republican politicians involved in the scandal.

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