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Former Gov. Snyder's mobile device seized as part of Flint investigation

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder
Gov. Rick Snyder

Authorities investigating Flint's water crisis have seized from storage the state-owned mobile devices of former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and 65 other current or former officials.

Update: Tuesday, June 4, 6:25 a.m. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says it’s a sign that prosecutors are taking the investigation seriously.

"And so to see what happened today happen is a good sign that things are going to continue to be looked at,” she says. “They are going to be looked at even closer and that’s what we want.”

Original post: Monday, June 3, 3:45 p.m. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request show the search warrants seeking the devices were sought two weeks ago by the attorney general's office and signed by a Flint judge.

Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy confirmed they executed a series of search warrants related to the criminal investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water and a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. They declined further comment.

One warrant lists all content from Snyder's cellphone, iPad, and computer hard drive. Similar information was sought for state devices used by employees in his office and other departments.

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.
The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting.
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