"Flint Water Crisis Criminal Cases Moving Forward This Week"

"This will be a busy week for Flint water crisis prosecutors.

A Monday court hearing will handle motions in the criminal cases against five MDEQ employees, including Liane Shekter-Smith. She was was fired from her job as head of the department’s drinking water unit.

The five (Shekter-Smith, Michael Prysby, Stephen Busch, Adam Rosenthal and Patrick Cook) are facing a variety of charges, including misconduct in office, tampering with evidence, conspiracy, willful neglect of duty.  

They are among 15 people charged in connection with the Flint water crisis.   The criminal investigation has looked into issues related to Flint’s lead tainted water supply and a deadly Legionnaires Disease outbreak during the crisis."

Steve Carmody reports for Michigan Radio September 17, 2017.

Source: Michigan Radio, 09/18/2017