FLINT, Mich. – Michigan’s attorney general has charged six more state employees with crimes related to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint.
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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.
All are charged with misconduct in office, wilful neglect of duty and various conspiracy counts.
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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.
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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