AKRON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The following is a statement from Ripp Media on behalf of Former FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones:
Mr. Jones did not engage in any unlawful activity or violate any of FirstEnergy’s policies. Mr. Jones also believes that no other FirstEnergy employee engaged in unlawful activities in their dealings with government officials. Mr. Jones did not make or authorize any payment of any money to any public official in exchange for any official act.
Whether one agrees with it or not, the First Amendment and campaign finance laws allow the use of 501(c)(4) entities for appropriate political activity; allow individuals and corporations to support political candidates in a lawful manner; and allow individuals and corporations to lobby on behalf of legislation and government policies.
Mr. Jones is very disappointed that FirstEnergy would falsely implicate so many hard working and dedicated employees in wrongdoing who were committed to implementing the Board’s stated goals.
Allan Ripp 646-285-1779 [email protected]