New criminal charges in Flint

Michigan A.G. Bill Schuette issued the charges this morning in district court, bringing the total charged in the crisis to nine.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

FLINT, MI — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has issued charges against six additional state employees for their connection to the Flint water crisis.

The Detroit Free Press is reporting those charges are: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services workers Nancy Peeler, Corinne Miller and Robert Scott, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees Leanne Smith; Adam Rosenthal and Patrick Cook.

Schuette issued the charges this morning in district court, bringing the total charged in the crisis to nine. In April, Schette issued charges against two Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials and one City of Flint official.

Drinking water in the city became contaminated with lead in April 2014 after the city switched its water supply from Detroit to the Flint River.

Read the full story here.

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