‘Significant Announcement’ Today in Flint Water Crisis
Three to face criminal charges
According to msnbc.com, as many as three Michigan officials will face criminal charges Wednesday in connection with lead contamination in Flint’s municipal water system.
During a news conference today at 1:00 p.m., State Attorney General Bill Schuette will announce criminal charges against two employees of the state Department of Environmental Quality and one who works for the City of Flint. Also, Schuette with the investigation team including Chief investigator Andy Arena, will reveal the findings at the Riverfront Banquet Center.
"Flint families and Michigan families will receive a full and independent report of our investigation." - Andy Arena (former head of the Detroit FBI office)
The plaintiffs are seeking $150 million in damages in behalf of about 31,000 Flint residents who paid their water bills and got lead-contaminated water in return. - MSNBC
The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected, sources said.