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6 Michigan state employees charged with misconduct in Flint water crisis

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WATCH ABOVE: There was more fallout on Friday from the crisis over toxic drinking water in Flint, Michigan. Kenneth Craig reports from New York on the latest criminal charges – Jul 29, 2016

FLINT, Mich. – Michigan’s attorney general has charged six more state employees with crimes related to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint.

WATCH: Flint water crisis: Michigan Attorney General charges 9 public workers, 2 companies

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Flint water crisis: Michigan Attorney General charges 9 public workers, 2 companies – Jul 29, 2016

The Flint Journal reported that a judge authorized the charges filed by the office of Bill Schuette on Friday. He plans to formally announce the charges at a morning news conference.

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All are charged with misconduct in office, wilful neglect of duty and various conspiracy counts.

WATCH: Flint water crisis: Criminal investigation will be ‘largest’ in state history

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The poor, majority black city of 100,000 used the Flint River for tap water for 18 months to save money. Residents used improperly treated water that coursed through aging pipes and fixtures, releasing toxic lead.

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It’s the second round of Flint water-related charges that the Republican attorney general has brought. In April, two state regulators and a city employee were charged with official misconduct, evidence-tampering and other offences.

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Michigan Attorney General: ‘Many things went tragically wrong’ – Jul 29, 2016

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