Criminal Charges Filed Against 3 Officials in Flint Water Crisis

First criminal action over lead contamination

by Kris Maher
Market Watch

A Michigan judge authorized criminal charges Wednesday in Flint, Mich., against two state environmental regulators and a Flint employee—the first such charges stemming from federal and state probes into lead contamination of the city’s drinking water.

District Judge Tracy Collier-Nix authorized charges against Stephen Busch, who was a district supervisor in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance during the water crisis, Michael Prysby, a former district engineer with the DEQ, as well as Michael Glasgow, a supervisor at Flint’s water-treatment plant.

Attorneys for the three men couldn’t immediately be reached to comment.

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