Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
FirstEnergy Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
FirstEnergy
Penalty: 
$230,000,000
Year: 
2021
Date: 
July 22, 2021
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Secondary Offense: 
fraud
Violation Description: 

FirstEnergy Corp. acknowledged in a deferred prosecution agreement that it paid millions of dollars to an elected state public official through the official's alleged 501(c)(4) in return for the official pursuing nuclear legislation for FirstEnergy Corp.'s benefit.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of Ohio
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
deferred prosecution agreement
Facility State: 
Ohio
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
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Parent company note: 
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