Yost added Randazzo to a list of defendants in the lawsuit earlier this month, along with Charles Jones, the former CEO of FirstEnergy, and Michael Dowling, former senior vice president for FirstEnergy.
The amended lawsuit alleges Randazzo, Jones and Dowling participated in extortion, money laundering, coercion, intimidation and an attempted coverup, according to Yost.
“If Sam Randazzo is innocent as he claims, we’ll expect that he’ll fully cooperate, and that we’ll be able to locate the funds easily,” Yost said. “We are not going to tolerate public corruption in our state. The facts will prevail and the truth will come out.”