Progress in Flint probe? Ex-Snyder aide's court visit stirs speculation

October 13, 2020, 11:07 PM


Speculation is mounting that a grand jury has been tapped to consider potential charges in the Flint water case, as The Detroit News reports Dave Murray, a former spokesman for Gov. Rick Snyder, made a lengthy visit to the Genesee County Courthouse Tuesday.

Murray was one of Snyder's closest advisers in the wake of the Flint water crisis. His lawyer would not answer questions about why he was at the court in Flint. A spokesperson for state Attorney General Dana Nessel would not confirm whether a grand jury had been convened. 

Prosecutors have been mum on the status of the case since mid-April, when they said criminal charges were still coming. The initial probe that brought stiff charges against top Snyder officials was scrapped and restarted last year by Nessel. She said a special prosecution team tapped by her predecessor, Bill Schuette, botched its investigation. 

Read more:  The Detroit News

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