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Flint water probe brings charges against ex-governor, others

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A new investigation of the Flint water disaster has led to charges against nine people, including former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and members of his administration. They’re accused of various crimes in a calamitous plan that contaminated Flint with lead and contributed to a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. Snyder is the biggest name, though his alleged crimes are not as serious as others. He faces two misdemeanor counts of willful neglect of duty. Former health department officials Nick Lyon and Eden Wells are changed with involuntary manslaughter. Critics say they failed to alert the public about a spike in Legionnaires’ when the water system might have lacked enough chlorine. All nine people pleaded not guilty. 

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