May 06, 2019

Former Gov. Rick Snyder is seeking continued taxpayer funding for private attorneys to represent him in criminal inquiries related to the Flint water crisis but is relying on Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office to defend him in a major class-action lawsuit.

The arrangement is another test of the Flint firewall maintained by Nessel, a Plymouth Democrat whose office is also prosecuting Snyder administration officials. As a candidate last year, Nessel said she would not rule out seeking charges against additional officials — including Snyder — if warranted upon re-examination of the evidence.

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Cohen Milstein’s Theodore J. Leopold is Court-Appointed Co-Lead Class Counsel In re Flint Water Cases, Case No. 16-cv-10444.