Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced felony charges against four
more officials in December of 2016, that exposed Flint, Mich., residents to high
levels of lead.
The list of those charged included two of Flint’s former emergency managers, Jerry
Ambrose and Darnell Earley, and two city plant officials, Howard Croft and
Daugherty Johnson, according to CNN.
The four men were accused of misleading the Michigan Department of Treasury to
get millions in bonds and then misuse the money to finance a pipeline. Flint would
then hook up to that pipeline so that it would no longer have to pay the city of
Detroit for drinking water.
Buried in the bond application was a paragraph stating that, during the construction
of the pipeline, the Flint River would be used for the city’s drinking water.
Meanwhile, serious concerns were being voiced about the Flint water plant’s ability
to effectively treat its water.
These charges bring the tally of those charged to 13 people, each of whom are
being held accountable for putting money before the health of Flint residents.