Ex-Health Official Sentenced to Probation for Flint Water Crisis
A former top state health official was sentenced to one year’s probation Monday for her role in the Flint water crisis, and seven other state employees charged in connection with the lead contamination of the city’s drinking water will have preliminary examinations later this year.
Corinne Miller, the retired head of the Health and Human Services Epidemiology Department, had pleaded no contest in September to a charge of willful neglect of duty, a misdemeanor punishable by a year in jail.
But under a sentencing agreement, Judge Jennifer Manley of Flint’s 67th District Court spared Miller any incarceration, with conditions that include her continued cooperation with the state attorney general’s investigation into the water crisis. The seven other state employees face charges ranging from misconduct in office to tampering with evidence.