Flint judge denies request to dismiss misdemeanor charge against Rick Snyder

A judge has rejected a request to dismiss misdemeanor charges against a former Michigan governor in the Flint water scandal.

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

Lawyers for Rick Snyder said he worked in Ingham County, not Genesee County, so the indictment was returned in the wrong place.

But Judge William Crawford II says prosecutors have flexibility about where to pursue a case. Snyder's attorneys plan to appeal.

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The former Republican governor is charged with willful neglect of duty in Flint. The city used the Flint River for drinking water without properly treating it to reduce corrosion.

Lead in old pipes contaminated the system.