Flint, Mich. — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced that he filed a total of 13 felony charges and 5 misdemeanor charges against two state officials and one city official as a result of their actions in the Flint water contamination crisis currently gripping the city.
Charges were filed in the Genesee County 67th District Court in Flint against the following three individuals:
- Stephen Busch, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality District 8 Water Supervisor (3 felonies, 2 misdemeanor)
- Michael Prysby, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality District 8 Water Engineer (4 felonies, 2 misdemeanor)
- Michael Glasgow, City of Flint Laboratory and Water Quality Supervisor (1 felony, 1 misdemeanor)
The maximum sentences for each of the felonies range from four to five years in prison, with fines for each in a range between $5,000 and $10,000.
The charges are the first announced as a result of Schuette’s investigation into the crisis, which is being conducted by Special Prosecutor Todd Flood, Chief Investigator Andy Arena, and Deputy Chief Investigator Ellis Stafford. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton is also working with Schuette on the investigation and joined Schuette in Flint for today’s announcement.
Schuette noted the investigation remains fully active and that the charges filed today do not preclude additional charges at a later date.