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Ex-Governor of Michigan Charged With Neglect in Flint Crisis (1)

Jan. 14, 2021, 3:34 AM

Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was charged with willful neglect of duty on the eve of the state’s announcement about the outcome of a criminal probe into the lead contamination of the water supply in the city of Flint.

The charges against Snyder were filed Wednesday by the state’s attorney general, Dana Nessel, in state court in Genesee County, according to online records.

The crisis in Flint, a majority-Black city of about 100,000, stems from a cost-cutting decision in 2014 to temporarily rely on the Flint River for drinking water. Officials later determined that contaminants in the river water...

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