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  • Writer's picturejohn kepler

Former Gov. Rick Snyder faces 2 criminal charges in Flint water case

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed two charges of willful neglect of duty against former Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday, a day before her office is set to announce new details in the Flint water crisis investigation.

Genesee County District Court records show the charges stem from an alleged offense on April 25, 2014 — the day Flint began using the Flint River as its new water source.

Each charge Snyder faces is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine of $1,000 or less.

Nessel spokeswoman Kelly Rossman-McKinney said she could not confirm or deny the charges. Snyder's attorney did not return requests for comment Wednesday.

Nessel, a Democrat elected in 2018, is scheduled to make a major announcement Thursday in the state's criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. Nessel's office said the outcome of the state's criminal investigation would be discussed, but it did not release any details about who may be charged or what the nature of the charges could be.


A look at the evidence collected against Gov. Snyder in the Flint water investigation



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