FLINT, Mich. – Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is facing two misdemeanor charges of willful neglect of duty after a lengthy investigation into the Flint water crisis.
Each charge is a one-year misdemeanor and/or a $1,000 fine. Snyder’s legal team is preparing to defend him against those charges.
The case against Snyder is focused on three key things: Witness interviews, phone records and emails.
The investigative team went through thousands of documents and searched computers, iPads and phones while working to establish a timeline. They wanted to find out what Snyder knew and when he knew it.
There are a few timelines that phone records and emails could help explain. When did Snyder know the water was an issue? When did he realize that it was a public health emergency? Some people point to the legionnaires’ outbreak as being key.
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