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Former Flint emergency manager scheduled to appear in court

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steve carmody
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Michigan Radio

Former Flint emergency manager Darnell Earley is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Earley served as Flint’s emergency manager from September 2013 through January 2015.

It was during that time the city’s drinking water source was switched to the Flint River with disastrous results.

Prosecutors charged Earley with Misconduct in Office, Neglect of Duty and False Pretenses.  He’s also facing an involuntary manslaughter charge.

The judge overseeing Earley’s preliminary exam will decide if there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial.

Prosecutors have criminally charged 15 current and former government officials in connection with the Flint water crisis.  Four have cut plea deals in exchange for their cooperation with prosecutors. 

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.