MI v. Ex-Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (Hearing) – Flint Water Crisis

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Former MI governor charged with willful neglect of duty for his handling of the Flint water crisis

Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office on Thursday filed new allegations against former top state officials for their handling of the Flint water crisis.

The most high-profile among the officials appearing in court Thursday was former Gov. Rick Snyder, who faces two charges of willful neglect of duty. Snyder appeared before 67th District Court Judge Christopher Odette at about 9:40 a.m.

Snyder and his attorney, Brian Lennon, both wearing masks, appeared over a video feed from a Genesee County jail booth. Lennon said Snyder was not guilty of the charges.

Snyder himself said only three words during the brief hearing. Odette asked him if he still lived in Michigan, and the former GOP governor responded, “Yes, your honor.”

Odette set his bond at $10,000 for each of the two charges. He didn’t require Snyder to surrender his passport but told him that he couldn’t leave the state without the permission of the court.

The former governor’s next court hearing will be Jan. 19 before Judge William H. Crawford II.

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