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Attorney General announces more charges in Flint Water Probe

City of Flint

More charges have been filed by Michigan's attorney general in the investigation into the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan, including against two former state-appointed emergency managers. 

Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday charged former emergency managers Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose with multiple 20-year felonies for their failure to protect the residents of Flint from health hazards caused by contaminated drinking water.

Nine people so far have been charged in an investigation of Flint's lead-tainted water system and an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Schuette has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday.

In October, an attorney for Nick Lyon, the head of the Michigan health department, said his client is a target of Schuette's investigation. Lyon hasn't been charged and still leads the agency.

In other Flint news, on Friday Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland the senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee called out Gov. Rick Synder for purposely withholding documents the panel is seeking related to Flint’s Water Crisis. Cummings requested a subpoena that would force Synder to reveal the documents within thirty days.

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