Ex-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to be charged in Flint tainted water scandal

Ex-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to be charged in Flint tainted water scandal


Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and top officials in his administration have been indicted in the Flint water scandal that led to a deadly outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease, according to a report.

Snyder, who was in office when the state’s decision to alter the city’s water supply in 2014 flooded largely minority neighborhoods with lead-tainted water, will be charged by the state attorney general, the Associated Press said.

Sources close to the investigation told the wire service that Snyder’s former health department director, Nick Lyon, will be among those charged “soon” in the scandal.

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State prosecutors are mum on the details, but agency spokeswoman Courtney Covington Watkins said investigators are “working diligently” on the case and “will share more as soon as we’re in a position to do so.”

Snyder left office two years ago.

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