The Associated Press reports Rick Snyder will face criminal charges based to the contamination of water in Michigan.
On Tuesday, The Associated Press reported that former Michigan governor Rick Snyder and two other officials have been told they will face criminal charges for the Flint Water Crisis. Snyder presided over Michigan in 2014 when, as a cost-saving step, state managers switched the city’s water source to the Flint River. The water had not been treated to reduce corrosion, leading to lead contamination.
Former health department director Nick Lyon and Rich Baird, Snyder’s former troubleshooter, will also be charged, according to individuals with knowledge of the impending prosecution. A spokeswoman for the attorney general said investigators were “working diligently,” and that they “will share more as soon as we’re in a position to do so.”