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VERBATIM: Michigan AG charges 6 in Flint water scandal

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Today we're announcing charges against six individuals from two state departments. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Their offences vary. But there's an overall theme and repeated pattern. Each of these individuals attempted to bury, or cover up, to downplay, or to hide information that contradicted their own narrative, their story.
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And their narrative and their story was, there's nothing wrong with Flint water. And it was perfectly safe to use. In essence, these individuals concealed the truth.
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ey were criminally wrong to do so. And this put children of Flint in the crosshairs of drinking poison. Now we've now charged nine people.
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Nine people, with crimes and we filed a civil suit against two companies that had the knowledge and the ability to stop the problem, but they failed. And as of right now we've interviewed over 200 people and we're not done. We're a long way from done