NewsLocal NewsMichigan

Actions

Former Governor Snyder loses early challenge to Flint Water Crisis charges

Rick Snyder Water Web Pic
Posted at 11:35 AM, Mar 18, 2021

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request to dismiss misdemeanor charges against a former Michigan governor in the Flint water scandal.

Lawyers for Rick Snyder said he worked in Ingham County, not Genesee County, so the indictment was returned in the wrong place. But Judge William Crawford II says prosecutors have flexibility about where to pursue a case. Snyder's attorneys plan to appeal.

OTHER ARGUMENTS BY SNYDER'S LEGAL TEAM:

Attorney says no Flint residents should be jurors

Judge: More time needed to consider motions

4 month delay called unacceptable by lawyers

The former Republican governor is charged with willful neglect of duty in Flint. The city used the Flint River for drinking water without properly treating it to reduce corrosion. Lead in old pipes contaminated the system.

WHERE IT STARTED: Governor Snyder, 8 others arraigned on charged connected to Flint Water Crisis

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Follow FOX 17: Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube