On January 14, 2021, Michigan’s Attorney General announced indictments of one current and eight former Michigan officials relating to the Flint water crisis. The most serious charges include manslaughter against Michigan’s former Chief Medical Executive (CME), extortion against an advisor to former Governor Rick Snyder, perjury as to another of Snyder’s advisors, and official misconduct against five of the defendants, all felonies with potentially multi-year sentences upon conviction. Former Governor Snyder and three other defendants were charged with willful neglect of duty, a misdemeanor with a maximum one-year sentence.
The indictment of former Governor Snyder alleges he failed to “inquire into the performance” of public officials under his supervision and failed to declare a state of emergency after learning of the problems with Flint’s water.
To see the news release from the Michigan Attorney General’s office https://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-359-92297_99936-549541–,00.html
To see copies of the indictments https://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-359-82917_97602—,00.html