After former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and former Flint Public Works Director Howard Croft (Howard Croft) were separately indicted on Wednesday, the Flint Water Inspection Team is scheduled for Thursday The results of the investigation were announced at a press conference in the morning.
CNN has contacted Snyder’s lawyers and Croft̵
Flint has been facing extremely high levels of lead since 2014, when city government and state officials switched the city’s water supply from the Detroit water supply system to the polluted Flint River to cut costs.
When the new supply line to Lake Huron is completed, the switch should be temporary. When the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality failed to treat the corrosive water, it swallowed iron and lead pipes in the city and dipped it into drinking water.
The contaminated water caused two outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, a severe pneumonia caused by bacteria.
More than a dozen lawsuits and a $600 million settlement agreement
Snyder’s attorney Brian Lennon said earlier Wednesday that his client was being used as a scapegoat by a politically-driven special counsel. Lennon stated in the report that his client would be accused of “baseless” and was part of a “political escape.”
Croft’s lawyer told the Detroit News Service that he informed his client on Monday that he would be sued.
The Michigan Attorney General’s office did not comment on the allegations on Wednesday night.
More than a dozen lawsuits were filed against the state, the City of Flint, state and municipal employees who participated in the decision to switch drinking water sources, and those responsible for monitoring water quality, including several class actions.
The outbreak of the veterans organization has led to criminal charges against state officials, including Nick Lyon, the director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in 2017.
Taylor Romine and Joe Sutton of CNN contributed to this report.