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State loses again in appeal over Snyder and Flint water

The Flint Water Plant water tower in Flint, Mich.
Carlos Osorio
The Flint Water Plant water tower in Flint, Mich.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals again has rejected an attempt to revive charges in the Flint water scandal. The court ruled in favor of former Governor Rick Snyder who was indicted on misdemeanors. The attorney general’s office has repeatedly tried to convince judges that a major decision last summer from the Michigan Supreme Court didn’t doom the Flint water prosecution. But prosecutors continue to rack up losses. Snyder was governor in 2014 when Flint, under state management, began using the Flint River as a water source. The water wasn’t treated to reduce the impact on old pipes, unleashing lead. Snyder was indicted on two misdemeanor counts of willful neglect of duty.

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