ComEd CEO says no ratepayer funds involved in alleged bribery, misconduct

Utility Dive: Regulators were frustrated during the hearing by non-public aspects of the ongoing federal investigation. Chairman Zalewski said ComEd's alleged bribery practice will continue to be explored by the commission to ensure ratepayers were not footing the bill for illegal activity.

ComEd maintains that bribery-related activity, such as payments to "ghost subcontractors," were "never made part of the rate case," according to Veronica Gomez, ComEd general counsel.

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