After a bribery scandal at FirstEnergy Corp. that led to the ouster of a CEO and two legal executives, the utility has agreed to pay $230 million in a deferred prosecution agreement. And as part of its remedial efforts, the company said, it has separated the chief legal officer and the chief ethics and compliance officer functions.

The Justice Department on Thursday said the Akron, Ohio-based company was charged with conspiring to commit honest services wire fraud and a deferred prosecution agreement could result in dismissal of the charge.