Flint water probe results in Miller probation

Mar 13, 2017

Former Michigan health official, Corrine Miller, has been sentenced to a year's probation for failing to tell the Flint public about the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease during the city's water crisis.

 

Miller reached this deal last summer and pleaded no contest to willful neglect of duty.

 

Miller’s sentencing also includes writing a public letter of apology to Flint citizens and performing 300 hours of community service.

 

Miller's attorney says this letter could be potentially damaging for the health official in future civil lawsuits.

 

Special prosecutor Todd Flood says Miller's cooperation in the Flint water investigation has been "substantial." Miller was Michigan’s state director of disease control at the time of the crisis.

There were nearly 100 Legionnaires' cases in the Flint area in 2014 and 2015. 12 deaths were reported.