September 22, 2016 zacherlaw 0 Comments

Corinne Miller, former Director of Disease Control and Prevention within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 

Corinne Miller, who retired earlier this year from her position as the Director of Disease Control and Prevention within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, accepted a plea agreement last week regarding her involvement in the Flint water crisis.

Miller plead no-contest to a misdemeanor charge of willful neglect of duty by a public officer, relinquishing two felony charges. Her misdemeanor charge may even be dismissed after her probation is completed. The plea acknowledges that Miller was aware of dozens of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area around the time the city began using the Flint River as its water source back in 2014, but she failed to notify health care providers or the general public.

As part of the plea, Miller must now work alongside the Michigan Attorney General’s office in their investigation into the water crisis and provide truthful testimony as to her knowledge regarding the Flint water crisis.

More information is available here.

Jules Zacher is an attorney in Philadelphia who has tried Legionnaires’ disease cases across the U.S.  Please visit for updates to this post or for more information on Legionnaires’ disease.

Former Michigan state official accepts plea deal was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by zacherlaw

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