Ex-aide to Snyder: Dismiss Flint water perjury charge

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Posted at 8:29 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 20:29:17-05

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A former aide to then-Gov. Rick Snyder is asking a judge to dismiss a perjury charge in the Flint water investigation, saying he was indicted in the wrong county.

Jarrod Agen says the allegation is related to an interview he gave to investigators in 2017 in Ingham County, not Flint or Genesee County where the indictment was filed.

Snyder is making a similar argument. He’s charged with willful neglect of duty related to the Flint water saga.

A spokeswoman for prosecutors said they’ll respond in court. Snyder, Agen and seven more people were charged two weeks ago after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal.