Attorney General Nessel Asks Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy to Step in on Flint Criminal Cases

Contact: Kelly Rossman-McKinney 517-373-8060

January 4, 2019

LANSING - Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today she has consulted with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy as she reviews the current status of the pending criminal cases related to the Flint water crisis. 

Worthy was part of Nessel’s transition team and the two have discussed the disposition of the Flint criminal cases.  Nessel has provided Worthy with the relevant materials related to the cases and has requested that her office take over the prosecution of the criminal cases on behalf of the Attorney General’s office, which is currently represented by private attorney Todd Flood. Flood had been appointed to prosecute the cases by former AG Schuette due to conflicts created by the Department of Attorney General defending the state in civil cases brought by Flint residents.

“I have total confidence in Prosecutor Worthy and her office,” said Nessel, “and there is no one whose opinion I value more when it comes to the complexity and importance of these cases. We are hoping to have a response from Prosecutor Worthy regarding acceptance of these cases soon.”  

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