Former Michigan governor Rick Snyder charged over Flint water crisis

The former governor of Michigan Rick Snyder has been charged with willful neglect of duty over the Flint water crisis.

Residents of the city were left with lead-contaminated water, which was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that killed 12 people.

Snyder, a Republican, becomes the first governor or former governor charged with crimes relating to their administration in the state’s 184-year history.

The charges, filed by the state’s attorney general Dana Nessel, carry a punishment of up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine.

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