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Snyder will take 5th if called to testify in water trial

Governor Rick Snyder talks to reporters behind the camera who are holding micophones.
Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio
Snyder was charged early last year.

Former Gov. Rick Snyder wants to avoid testifying in a civil trial involving engineering firms that are being sued over liability for lead-contaminated water.

That's because Snyder faces misdemeanor charges in the Flint water crisis. He says he has a right to remain silent.

A judge has scheduled a March 15 hearing on Snyder’s request that the subpoena be set aside.

Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newman are in the middle of a trial in federal court in Ann Arbor.

They're accused of not doing more to get Flint to properly treat water that was being pulled from the Flint River in 2014-15.

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