Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette just announced multiple charges against two Michigan State Officials and one Water Plant employee in the “Flint Water Crisis” case. The two state officials of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality charged were Stephen Busch and Mike Prysby. The water plant employee charged was Michael Glasgow. Busch is facing three felonies and two misdemeanors. Prysby is facing four felonies and two misdemeanors. Glasgow is facing one felony and one misdemeanor. The maximum sentences for each of the felonies range from 4 to 5 years in prison with fines ranged from $5,000 to $10,000.
The charges brought against the three men included official misconduct, neglect of duty, and tampering with evidence. Glasgow has come forth and said that he was told by Busch and Prysby to falsify lead reports that would have lead to the contamination issue being rectified. It is clear that this is a crime, and Attorney General Bill Schuette agrees. Schuette stated that he believes these people will be found guilty and face sentences and fines.
The FBI is currently investigating the Governor task force. It is not clear yet if higher state officials will have charges brought against them. Stay tuned for updates.