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Rick Synder's attorney argues against criminal trial in Genesse County

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During a court hearing this morning [Tuesday], the attorney representing former Governor Rick Snyder argued that he shouldn’t face trial in Genesee County on charges related to the Flint water crisis.

Attorney Brian Lennon argues the indictment is “fatally flawed” since it claims Snyder’s alleged crimes occurred in Genesee County.

“At all times during the indictment, Gov. Snyder was at his office in the Romney building in downtown Lansing,” said Lennon.

The issue is one of many being discussed by prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case.

Snyder is one of nine people facing new charges in connection with crisis.

Eight are former state and city officials.  One is a current state health department employee...who is now on paid leave.

The former governor is facing two misdemeanor counts of Willful Neglect of Duty.