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Charge in Flint water crisis dropped against state worker

September 27, 2018

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A misdemeanor charge against a state employee charged in the Flint water scandal has been dismissed.

The Flint Journal reports Genesee District Court Judge Jennifer Manley approved the dismissal of the public records charge against Adam Rosenthal on Thursday. He pleaded no contest to the charge in December.

Rosenthal, a water analyst with the Department of Environmental Quality, is one of four current and former state and city employees who have accepted a plea deal with special prosecutors from Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office. In exchange for their cooperation in other prosecutions, the four received reduced charges that were later dismissed.

Flint’s water system was contaminated by lead in 2014 and 2015 because corrosive water from the Flint River wasn’t properly treated. Lead broke away in old pipes.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint

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