Flint’s water prosecution team is scheduled to announce the findings at a news conference Thursday morning after former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and former Flint Howardc public works director. Roft was charged every Wednesday.
CNN has contacted Snyder and Croft’s attorneys for comment on the allegations.
Flint has been exposed to very high levels of lead since 2014 when city and state officials shifted the city’s water supply from the Detroit water system to the contaminated Flint River to cut costs.
The switch should be temporarily operational while the new transmission line to Lake Huron is complete. When the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality fails to treat the corrosive water, it eats into the city’s iron and lead pipes and leaches into drinking water.
Contaminated water has led to two outbreaks of Legionnaires, a serious type of pneumonia caused by bacteria.
More than a dozen lawsuits and $ 600 million in settlements.
Snyder’s attorney, Brian Lennon, said on Wednesday his client had been scapegoated by a politically driven special counsel. Lennon called reports that his clients would be charged “unethical” and were part of “Political escape”
Croft’s attorney told The Detroit News that his client was told Monday that he would be charged.
The Michigan attorney general’s office had no comment on the charges on Wednesday evening.
More than a dozen lawsuits have been filed, including a series of class action lawsuits against the Flint state and some state and city employees involved in the decision to change the source of drinking water and the person responsible for it. Water quality monitoring
The Legionnaires outbreak led to criminal prosecution against government officials including Nick Lyon, then director of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services in 2017.
CNN’s Taylor Romine and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.