September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021
Lansing, Mich., September 13, 2021 – Over the past two years, Attorney General Dana Nessel has spent $3.4 million on her office’s hyper-politicized handling of the Flint water crisis. The “investigation” has provided the people of Flint with little results and no answers, as the Attorney General keeps running up the tab on Michigan taxpayers and paying her friends political favors.
Concerns have been raised over who Nessel has been paying to do her job for her during this political prosecution. In response to a public records request filed by ABC 12, the Attorney General’s office disclosed it has spent $1.7 paying staff on the case. Public staff assigned to the Flint investigation include a number of Dana Nessel’s former business associates and campaign donors. In an interview with ABC 12 Flint, one local leader has taken notice of the Attorney General’s lack of transparency and results. She stated:
“There’s no transparency, there’s no results and I’m sure that we’re paying plenty out of our taxes to have nothing be done.”
As controversy continues to swirl around the Attorney General’s handling of the Flint case, the public has lost confidence in the AG’s ability to find justice, as they see a prosecution more focused on scoring political points than actually finding the truth. Until Nessel is able to produce results in the case or begins keeping the public in the loop, it will be increasingly difficult for the AG to justify the massive price tag that has been spent on what has turned into a political witch hunt.
“Charges in this case were dropped in 2019, and everything Dana Nessel has done since then is political theatre,” said Eric Ventimiglia, Executive Director for Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “As campaign donors and personal friends make hundreds of thousands of dollars on this sham investigation, the people of Flint and Michigan taxpayers are left with the price tag. If Nessel wants to farm out this so-called ‘investigation,’ she should’ve put it in the hands of whoever is the most qualified, not her friends and campaign donors.”