Three Michigan state and local officials were criminally charged on Wednesday in the Flint Water Crisis investigation.
Genesee District Judge Tracy Collier-Nix authorized charges against Flint employee Michael Glasgow and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) employees Stephen Busch and Michael Prysby.
According to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette the charges were “only the beginning and there will be more to come.”
Glasgow was charged with tampering with evidence by falsifying reports to state environmental officials, and willful neglect of duty, Schuette said. Busch and Prysby were charged with five and six counts that included misconduct in office, tampering with evidence and violation of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act.
When asked if Governor Rick Snyder would be charged, Schuette said nothing was off the table. But the governor said in the Wednesday press conference that he didn’t think he did anything wrong.
“I’m not looking for vindication. This is about getting to the truth,” said Snyder,
If convicted, Glasgow faces up to five years in prison and $6,000 in fines, while Busch faces up to 15 years and $35,000 in fines, and Prysby faces up to 20 years and $45,000 in fines, according to court documents.