Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flint, MI, Prosecutions on the Way

Michigan's public health director and chief medical executive have been charged with criminal wrongdoing related to the Flint water crisis, moving an investigation by state Attorney General Bill Schuette closer than ever to Gov. Rick Snyder.


[ Health and Human Services Director Nick] Lyon, appointed by Snyder to lead DHHS in April 2015, was charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter, a 15-year felony.

He also faces a single count of misconduct in office.

[Chief Medical Executive Dr. Eden] Wells, who has worked in public health in the state for more than a decade, faces charges of obstruction of justice and lying to a police officer.


Attorney General Bill Schuette has scheduled a news conference to discuss his water investigation, which has resulted in 15 criminal prosecutions of current or former government employees, at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Flint.

I have a feeling Snyder will get off without any criminal charges, but maybe when Schuette gets finished with this, Mueller can bring him on board the Russia investigation.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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