COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A longtime Ohio lobbyist who pleaded not guilty in a sweeping federal bribery investigation has been found dead.
Former U.S. Attorney David DeVillers mentioned Neil Clark’s death during a presentation Tuesday.
Authorities provided a report of a body found in Florida near where the 67-year-old Clark had been living.
The report indicates the man’s wife said they had been having financial issues.
Clark had made the not-guilty plea in August over an alleged role in a $60 million scheme federal prosecutors say funneled money from FirstEnergy companies to then-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder to secure a a $1 billion nuclear bailout.