Criminal case against Rick Snyder to go on hold
The legal case against former Governor Rick Snyder is in a holding pattern.
Snyder is facing two misdemeanor charges tied to the Flint water crisis.
Today [Tuesday] a judge agreed to put the case on hold for a few months...while the defense asks a higher court to review the judge’s decision not to dismiss the case.
Defense Attorney Madelaine Lane:
“It would be, we believe, a waste of this court’s time and resources, and taxpayer resources, to continue litigating a matter which ultimately may be dismissed,” said Lane.
The judge still wants the attorneys to continue to share documents in the case,a process itself held up by a lengthy review of grand jury documents.
Judge Crawford said trying this misdemeanor case may take two or three years where the state guidelines normally call for two to four months.