Householder Arraigned on State Charges

CLEVELAND, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder was arraigned on state charges connected to the Nuclear Bailout Scheme on Friday.

He appeared in a Cuyahoga County courtroom via video from the federal prison in Elkton in Columbiana County where he’s doing 20 years on a federal conviction.

At the state level, the aggravated theft and other charges are related to his alleged use of campaign money to cover legal expenses in his federal case.

He’s also charged with theft in office.

A conviction there would keep him from running for political office.

Householder sat in silence at the arraignment hearing.