A Flint judge has rejected a request to dismiss misdemeanor charges against a former Michigan governor in the Flint water scandal.
Lawyers who helped secure a settlement for Flint residents are asking to receive payment for their work.
The lawyers who negotiated a settlement for victims of tainted water in Flint are asking for $209 million in fees and expenses, roughly a third of the massive damages the state is shelling out.
Judge William Crawford said he needs to research whether prosecutors filed the case in the wrong county and issues concerning the one-man grand jury used to indict former Gov. Rick Snyder.
Lawyers for former Gov. Rick Snyder and eight other defendants oppose a motion from a Genesee County Chief Circuit Judge who requested extra time to review grand jury testimony. They say the delay will hurt the defendants.
A judge has granted the first approval of a $641 million deal that would go to Flint residents who were harmed by lead-tainted water.
The attorney for former Gov. Rick Snyder said the charges against the ex-Michigan leaders should be dismissed because he was charged in the wrong county. Snyder was indicted on a misdemeanor charge of willful neglect in Genesee County.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said she will hold a Thursday morning press conference to announce the findings of her team's investigation into the Flint Water Crisis.
“I want to get excited and get my hopes up but they have been dashed so many times with what they think is justice," said Melissa May, Flint resident and activist.
"I have to say that my surmise, is these charges are nothing more than an attempt by some to gain some type of a political advantage to take advantage of the situation," said Levine, the defense attorney for Baird.
"It's hard to say - what's lives worth? It is never going to be enough," she said. "If we could get a sliver of justice I think it would bring hope to many that we need right now."
The former mayor of Flint, Karen Weaver, calls the misdemeanor charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder a slap in the face to the residents of Flint.
The Michigan Attorney General's Office has charged nine people, including ex-Governor Rick Snyder, in a wide-reaching probe of the Flint Water Crisis. One of the case's prosecutors called it "one of the largest criminal investigations" in the world.
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday with two counts of willful neglect of duty stemming from an investigation of the Flint water crisis.
Following reports that the Michigan Attorney General will be presenting charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and other senior officials in the Flint Water Crisis, a renewed focus on the probe has arrived.
Former governor Rick Snyder, his health director, and other former officials are expected to be charged for their roles in the Flint water crisis.
The lead in the Flint water created health problems and 65 percent of the money will go to those children under the age of six who could receive over $100,000 because they are at-risk for the most cognitive damage.
The $641.2 Million agreement must receive a judge’s approval to begin the claim registration process.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced plans to invest $500 million in improving Michigan's water infrastructure.
And not surprisingly, Trump pulled no punches with a fiery tweet blaming him for the Flint water crisis and saying he had failed as Michigan governor.