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

Jun 4, 2019

File photo of former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.
Credit 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.