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Former Gov. Rick Snyder appears in court Tuesday on Flint Water Crisis charges

Posted at 5:36 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 05:36:16-05

(WXYZ) — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was in court via video call for a pre-trial hearing Tuesday on charges related to the Flint Water Crisis.

Last week, the Michigan Attorney General's Office announced charges against Snyder and eight other former Michigan public officials.

Related: Here are the charges 9 former MI public officials are facing in the Flint water crisis

Snyder was charged with two counts of willful neglect of duty for his alleged role in the Flint Water Crisis. He was arraigned and given a $10,000 personal bond for each count with conditions he personally appears for all standard court hearings. He has pleaded not guilty on the charges.

Related: What does a 'willful neglect of duty' charge mean?

Snyder and Howard Croft, the former City of Flint Public Works director, were in court starting at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Croft is also charged with two counts of willful neglect of duty.