Flint, Michigan — Former Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder was arraigned Thursday for his role in Flint’s water crisis.
Snyder, who starred in a video at Genesee County Hall in Flint, was charged with two charges of deliberate neglect of duty. If he is convicted, he will be punished with imprisonment for up to one year or a fine of up to $ 1,000.
Wearing a dark jacket and face mask, Mr. Snyder rarely said, “Yes, it’s your honor,” when asked if the judge still lives in Michigan during a short arraignment. did. Snyder’s lawyer, Brian Lennon, said the former governor had not been charged with prosecution.
Mr Snyder was released on public debt and ordered not to leave Michigan without the permission of the judge. Mr Snyder did not talk to reporters when he left the courthouse.
Mr Lennon said in a statement that the charges filed were “no merit” and he hoped the former governor would be exempted. “Today’s accusations do nothing to bring justice to the people of Flint,” he said. “These unjustified claims do nothing to resolve the painful chapters in our state history. Today’s actions only carry out exorbitant political persecution.”
Several other officials have also been newly charged with crimes related to the Flint water crisis. They included former state health director Nick Lyon. Former Public Works Director Howard Croft. Darnell Early, a former emergency manager for the city.
Former Michigan Governor accused of water disaster in Flint
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