Criminal Law

Flint Water Crisis Charges Asked to be Dismissed After Synder was Charged in the Wrong County

FLINT, MI — Attorneys for former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder say they will ask for Flint water criminal charges against him be dismissed because he was charged in the wrong county.

Snyder was charged last week with two misdemeanor counts of willful neglect of duty related to the water crisis after indictment by a one-man grand jury.

The former governor’s attorney told Genesee District Court Judge William Crawford Tuesday, Jan. 19, that the charges are “fatally flawed” because they “charged in the wrong venue” because Snyder was not in the city of Flint when they allegedly occurred.

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