The state of Michigan is poised to charge ex-Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and former aides for their role in the Flint water scandal.
The Detroit Free Press reported Snyder, who went by the moniker “One Tough Nerd” during his campaigns, will be charged by Attorney General Dana Nessel.
“Two people with knowledge of the planned prosecution told the AP on Tuesday that the attorney general’s office has informed defense lawyers about indictments in Flint and told them to expect initial court appearances soon,” according to the paper.
The charges, which have not yet been identified, will likely be related to Snyder’s role in the city’s decision to change its water supply while the municipality was being controlled by a state-appointed emergency manager.
Lead soon contaminated the water and several residents died. An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease began in 2014. Snyder announced it in 2016.
In June, the Michigan Supreme Court