Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced on Wednesday that charges have been filed against three officials involved in the Flint water crisis, and more are to come. The charges include tampering with evidence and misleading the public.
While a new pipeline was under construction, the city had used the Flint River as a resource for tap water, in order to save money, for almost 18 months. But the water wasn’t treated properly, and caused lead to be released from aging pipes as water flowed into homes and businesses, causing serious health issues for many children.
The felonies carry maximum penalties of four to five years in prison.
“They failed Michigan families. Indeed, they failed us all,” Schuette said of the men charged. “I don’t care where you live.”
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