FLINT, Mich. — Fifteen officials in the state of Michigan are facing charges in relation to an investigation into the lead-contaminated water in Flint, where there was an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014 and 2015.
Those seven are:
- Michael Prysby, Stephen Busch, Liane Shekter Smith and Adam Rosenthal, of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
- Mike Glasgow and Daugherty "Duffy" Johnson, who worked for the city of Flint.
- Corinne Miller of the state Department of Health and Human Services.
Eight people have pending charges, The AP reported. Those charged are:
- Nick Lyon, former director of the state health department. Involuntary manslaughter, misconduct in office.
- Dr. Eden Wells, former Michigan chief medical executive. Involuntary manslaughter, obstructing justice, lying, misconduct in office.
- Nancy Peeler and Robert Scott of the state health department. Misconduct in office, conspiracy.
- Patrick Cook of the Department of Environmental Quality. Misconduct in office, conspiracy.
- Gerald Ambrose, former Flint emergency manager. Conspiracy, misconduct in office, false pretenses.
- Darnell Earley, former Flint emergency manager. Involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy, misconduct in office.
- Howard Croft, former director of Flint public works. Involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy.
Twelve people are believed to have died in relation to the water crisis.
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