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New Solicitor General Hammoud to Lead Flint Criminal Cases

LANSING – Fadwa A. Hammoud, a career prosecutor who was recently announced as Michigan’s new Solicitor General, will take the lead on the criminal cases related to the Flint water crisis.  The cases include those against former Flint emergency managers Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose as well as Nick Lyon, the former director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Dr. Eden Wells, Michigan’s former chief medical executive and now “advisory physician.”  Todd Flood, who was appointed three years ago by then-Attorney General Bill Schuette as “special prosecutor,” will report to Ms. Hammoud.

“The former Attorney General chose to personally select and supervise Mr. Flood and the criminal cases, which prevented him from being engaged or even informed on any of the civil cases related to Flint, including the lawsuits against various state departments and employees and the city of Flint” said Attorney General Dana Nessel.  “These cases have gone on for years and have cost the taxpayers of this state millions of dollars.  It’s time for resolution and justice for the people of Flint.”

Nessel, who appointed Hammoud as Solicitor General, immediately assigned her to lead the Flint criminal cases.

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