Flint Water Prosecution Continues

Another plea deal may be in the offing in the investigation into the Flint water crises.

A preliminary exam is scheduled to start today for a water treatment engineer, Patrick Cook.

He is the only remaining defendant in the preliminary exam that involved four state Department of Environmental Quality bureaucrats.

The others previously entered plea deals and agreed to testify in the ongoing investigation.

All told, 15 current and former city and state government officials have been charged with crimes related to the city’s water problems.

7 of those cases resulted in plea agreements.

Three others have been bound over for trial, and preliminary exams are continuing for the other five.