Snyder will take 5th if called to testify in water trial

Flint Water Crisis
Posted at 6:36 PM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-07 18:36:27-05

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP)  — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to avoid testifying in a civil trial involving engineering firms that are being sued over liability for lead-contaminated water. That's because Snyder faces misdemeanor charges in the Flint water crisis.

He says he has a right to remain silent.

A judge has scheduled a March 15 hearing on Snyder’s request that the subpoena be set aside.

Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newman are in the middle of a trial in federal court in Ann Arbor. They're accused of not doing more to get Flint to properly treat water that was being pulled from the Flint River in 2014-15.