The water crisis in Flint, Mi has been going on for far too long. However, finally, the city is getting justice as more people are being charged for both how the water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. (There are also seven people who took deals that enabled them to plead no contest to misdemeanors that will leave them without a criminal record.)


— From the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: Michael Prysby, Stephen Busch, Liane Shekter Smith, and Adam Rosenthal

— City of Flint: Mike Glasgow and Daugherty “Duffy” Johnson

— Michigan State Department of Health and Human Services: Corinne Miller

There are also charges are pending against eight people:1

Nick Lyon, former director of the state health department. Involuntary manslaughter, misconduct in office.

— Dr. Eden Wells, former Michigan chief medical executive. Involuntary manslaughter, obstructing justice, lying, misconduct in office.


— Nancy Peeler and Robert Scott of the state health department. Misconduct in office, conspiracy.

— Patrick Cook of the Department of Environmental Quality. Misconduct in office, conspiracy.

— Gerald Ambrose, former Flint emergency manager. Conspiracy, misconduct in office, false pretenses.


— Darnell Earley, former Flint emergency manager. Involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy, misconduct in office.

— Howard Croft, former director of Flint public works. Involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy.


  1. ABC News