Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced
Dec. 20 that his office has charged two former state of Michigan emergency managers, Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose, with allegations of failing to
protect Flint citizens from health hazards caused by contaminated drinking
Ambrose, along with ex-city of Flint executives Howard Croft and Daugherty
Johnson, also face allegations of false pretenses and conspiracy to commit false
pretenses for their role in the issuance of bonds to pay for part of the KWA
announced the allegations in a ceremony attended by Genesee County prosecutor
David Leyton, Flint water investigation special prosecutor Todd Flood, and chief investigator Andy Arena.
prevalent in this Flint water investigation was a priority on balance sheets
and finances rather than health and safety of the citizens of Flint,” Schuette
said. “The crisis in Flint was a casualty of arrogance, disdain and a failure
of management. An absence of accountability. We will proceed to deliver
justice and hold those accountable who broke the law.”
As of Dec.
20, 13 current and former state and local officials have been charged in
Schuette’s Flint water contamination case.