A former chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, two former First Energy Corp. executives and two entities have been indicted by a Summit County grand jury as a corrupt enterprise for their alleged role in the House Bill 6 scandal. 

The announcement came from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh, and Summit County Sheriff Kandy Fatheree.

"This indictment is about more than one piece of legislation," Yost said. "It is about the hostile capture of a significant portion of Ohio's sate government by deception, betrayal and dishonesty. Shout it from the public to the boardroom, from Wall Street to Broad and High: Those who perversely seek to turn the government to their own private ends will face the destruction of everything they worked for." 

Former PUCO chairman Samuel Randazzo, former CEO of FirstEnergy Charles Jones, and Former FirstEnergy senior vice president of external affairs Michael Dowling were charged with a combined 27 felony counts.

The charges stem from an investigation conducted by a task force created under the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, within the Attorney General's office. The task force was created at the request of Summit County's prosecutor. 

A copy of the indictment is available on the Attorney General's website.