criminal charges

June 19, 2017

Top State Health Official Criminally Charged in Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

This past week, Michigan’s Attorney General criminally charged the state’s top health official, and four other officials, with involuntary manslaughter for their roles in the Flint water crisis.  Nick Lyon, Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, reportedly failed to report an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that contributed to the death of […]
September 6, 2016

The Compliance Dilemma of Failing Public Water Systems

Encouraging Greater Compliance Requires a Change in the Status Quo Reprinted from Journal AWWA, September 2016, Law & Water Opinion Author:  Brent Fewell In the March 2016 issue of Journal AWWA, I wrote “The Failure of Cooperative Federalism in Flint, Michigan,” a Law & Water column that reflected on the important role of the US […]
April 20, 2016

Criminal Charges to be Filed Against State and Local Officials in Flint Water Crisis

According to NBC News As many as three Michigan officials will face criminal charges Wednesday in connection with lead contamination in Flint’s municipal water system, multiple government sources said Tuesday. The sources told NBC News and NBC station WDIV of Detroit that state Attorney General Bill Schuette will announce criminal charges against two employees of […]