Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder charged in Flint water crisis
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who ran the state at the time of the devastating 2014 Flint water scandal, has been charged in the city’s Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that killed 12 people.
He faces two charges of willful neglect of duty, according to online court records, and faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
We believe there is no evidence to support any criminal charges against Gov. Snyder,” defense attorney Brian Lennon told The Associated Press Wednesday night, adding that state prosecutors hadn’t provided him with any details.
Requests for comment by NBC News from Lennon were not immediately returned.
Others in his administration may also be charged.
Snyder and others are scheduled to appear in court Thursday, and a news conference by Attorney General Dana Nessel…