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U.S. Attorney, FBI to announce charges related to $60 million bribe to state official & associates

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Federal officials will brief the media on a public corruption racketeering conspiracy involving $60 million.


The briefing will be held:




WHEN:           2:30PM


WHERE:         U.S. Attorney’s Office

                        Main Conference Room

                        303 Marconi Blvd. Suite 200

                        Columbus, Ohio 43215


WHO:             U.S. Attorney David M. DeVillers

                        Chris Hoffman, FBI, Special Agent in Charge



*Pool coverage is strongly encouraged for video footage. Reporters not present in person will be given opportunity to ask questions via conference telephone line.*



Room available at 2:15PM. ID and valid media credential will be required for entrance on Marconi Blvd., where someone will bring you into the building. No TV lighting provided. Please practice social distancing inside the main conference room/common areas and wear a mask.


Contact Jennifer Thornton at by 1PM to join via conference telephone line.


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If you have media questions, contact Jennifer Thornton at

Updated July 21, 2020

Public Corruption