Defense attorney Karl Schneider, right, holds the door open for his client, former Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges, center, as they enter Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse for jury selection in Borges’s federal trial, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, in Cincinnati. Borges and former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder are charged with racketeering in an alleged $60 million scheme to pass state legislation to secure a $1 billion bailout for two nuclear power plantsformerlyowned by Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy. Householder and Borges have both pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel
CINCINNATI, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC and ONN) – The attorney for the “other defendant” in the Larry Householder legal matter has appealed.
Former state Republican Party Chair Matt Borges wants his conviction in the state’s biggest-ever bribery scandal thrown out.
That attorney in a filing says the federal government didn’t prove their case.
The role of Borges in the scandal was a $15,000 payment made to a political operative in an effort to stop then-House Bill 6 from going to the ballot, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.