FLINT, Mich. – Michigan plans to charge former Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to be one of a group of people facing charges in connection with the Flint Water Crisis.
Charges are expected to be announced Thursday morning in a press conference held by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy.
Consumer Investigator Hank Winchester did some digging into what may be ahead for Snyder.
The evidence reportedly includes potential email evidence of Snyder allegedly being warned about the danger a year before the city moved from using water from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to water from the Flint River, and a Legionnaire’s disease cover-up.
Synder’s computers, phones and iPad were reportedly key to the investigation. Prosecutors believe email communication could establish a timeline.
Brian Lennon, Snyder’s attorney said criminal prosecution would be “outrageous.”
“It is outrageous to think any criminal charges would be filed against Gov. Snyder,” Lennon said. “Any charges would be meritless. Coming from an administration that claims to be above partisan politics, it is deeply disappointing to see pure political motivation driving charging decisions.”
Thursday’s press conference revealing the outcome of the state’s criminal investigation can be watched live on ClickOnDetroit.com. It begins at 11:30 a.m.
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