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Michigan Attorney General Files New Felony Charges in Flint Water Crisis Case

Michigan’s Attorney General is filing criminal charges against half-a-dozen current and former state employees connected to the water crisis in Flint.

The employees are accused of purposely falsifying reports to hide lead contamination in Flint’s water supply.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette alleges that three employees in the state’s health department concealed and downplayed reports showing high levels of lead in the blood of children in Flint.

Three other officials ignored reports that the city’s water treatment plant was not in compliance with environmental regulations.

And this put children of Flint in the crosshairs of drinking poison. They put the children of Flint on the backburner, ignored them and ignored the truth,” Schuette.

The Attorney General is filing charges including felony misconduct in office.

There have now been nine people charged in connection with the water contamination in Flint.

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