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Ex-Michigan governor, Rick Snyder, charged in lead-poisoning of Flint residents

 

January 14, 2021

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Governor Rick Snyder's administration's decision to save money resulted in poison water for the people of Flint

(Reuters) - Michigan's attorney general charged former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday with two counts of willful neglect of duty over the lead-poisoning of drinking water in Flint city - the first person to face criminal charges over the crisis.

The case became emblematic of racial inequality in the Unites States as it afflicted Flint, a city of about 100,000 people, more than half of whom are African American.

Snyder faces two misdemeanor charges that carry a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine, an online court record showed.

The findings of the criminal invest...



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