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Attorneys: Ex-governor charged in wrong county over Flint

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Posted at 8:46 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 08:53:46-05

LANSING, Mich. — Attorneys for former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are telling prosecutors that the Flint water case should be dismissed because he was charged in the wrong county.

Snyder was charged last week with two misdemeanor counts of willful neglect of duty.

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The former Republican governor was indicted by a Genesee County judge who sat as a grand juror and considered evidence presented by prosecutors.

Snyder lawyer Brian Lennon says in a letter to prosecutors Tuesday the allegations occurred at the governor's office in Lansing.

Snyder is among nine people charged in a new investigation of the crisis.

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