*Three Michigan state and local officials were criminally charged Wednesday in connection with the state attorney general’s investigation into dangerous lead levels in Flint’s drinking water, according to local media reports.
Genesee District Judge Tracy Collier-Nix authorized charges against Flint employee Michael Glasgow and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees Stephen Busch and Michael Prysby, The Detroit News and Mlive reported.
Glasgow is accused of tampering with evidence when he allegedly changed testing results to show there was less lead in city water than there actually was, local media reported. He also was charged with willful neglect of office.
Busch and Prysby were charged with misconduct in office, conspiracy to tamper with evidence, tampering with evidence, a treatment violation of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act and a monitoring violation of the Safe Drinking Water, local media reported.
None of the individuals in the case have been arraigned, local media reported. The Detroit News, citing a source, said more indictments would be filed.