Personal criminal liability

“Three Officials Criminally Charged Over Flint Water Crisis,” Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2016 A3.

Consistent with the Yates Memo (DOJ, September 9, 2015), three individuals were charged with criminal conduct following the contamination of the water supply for Flint, Michigan.

But what were they charged with? Thirteen felonies and five misdemeanors,including misleading federal environmental authorities, tampering with evidence, and manipulating samples.  Those are all information-related crimes.

Does your business include speaking with federal regulators? Supplying monitoring reports?  Taking samples?

These are just the state charges.  See also, 18 USC § 1519.

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