Former Michigan GOP Gov. Rick Snyder Charged With ‘Neglect Of Duty’ In Flint Water Crisis

Rick Snyder, the Michigan’s former Republican governor, was charged Wednesday with willful neglect of duty after an incident that left Flint with lead-contaminated water and a regional outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. The charges are misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. The alleged offense date is April 25, 2014, when a Snyder-appointed emergency manager used the Flint River for water while a regional pipeline from Lake Huron was under construction. The corrosive water was not treated properly, releasing lead from old plumbing into homes. Snyder had taken power …

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