Governor Snyder hired a private law firm to look out for his interests as state, federal, and county prosecutors conduct criminal investigations into the Flint water crisis. Flint resident Kerri Webber filed the complaint. She says taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for the governor’s legal defense.
“Our governor, Rick Snyder, has taken two million to defend himself. That two million could do so much good in Flint.”
Webber says her family has suffered a variety of health problems and racked up thousands of dollars in medical bills due to the Flint water contamination.
The governor has said the outside legal team is needed to handle the volume of requests related to the Flint investigations.