Michigan AG says there will be more charges in Flint

Michigan AG says there will be more charges in Flint
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will announce additional charges in the investigation into the drinking water in the city of Flint.

Schuette’s office told the Detroit Free Press that the attorney general will hold a press conference Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. along with Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton and head of the investigation Todd Flood.

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The number of people charged is expected to be in the double digits after the announcement. Charges have already been brought against nine people. 

Michigan first openly recognized the water contamination in October 2015.

Schuette is reportedly considered a potential candidate to run for governor of Michigan in 2018.

Civil charges have also been brought against consulting firms involved with the Flint Water Treatment Plan.

The plant is the source of the water contamination, as it treated the water in the Flint River where the city began getting its water supply from in 2014.