"The residents of the City of Flint deserve justice and they deserve a resolution to these lawsuits," Flint, Michigan Mayor Sheldon Neeley said after the city joined the state's settlement.
Nick Lyon becomes highest-ranking official to face criminal charges after two men died from Legionnaires' disease during contaminated water scandal.
The lawsuit alleges that Karen Weaver tried to redirect water crisis funds to her personal campaign.
Snyder is under pressure to resign over the state's poor handling of a lead water crisis in Flint.
Legal experts say it's tough to prove damage from lead contamination, and the government is claiming immunity from suit.
Lawmakers ask Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to step down.
The lawsuits filed on Thursday in Genesee County court, along with nine filed earlier in March, cover 50 children allegedly suffering from lead poisoning from drinking Flint water.
The residents allege that officials failed to take action to end the ongoing contamination.
Federal criminal statutes may apply. At the state level, individuals could be prosecuted for failure to carry out their legal responsibilities.
The emails were sent months before the governor said he learned of the outbreak and the possible reasons behind it.
To address tragedies like Flint, state legislatures need to invest in research universities.
Michigan's governor has borne the brunt of the blame, but there's plenty to go around.
One of Snyder's aides warned the crisis could become "political football."