Plea deal could be in the works for former Flint Emergency Manager
Flint, Mich. (WSMH) —
Sources tell NBC25/FOX66 that a plea deal may be in the works.
In return for a reduced sentence, the deal would require Ambrose to testify against other defendants charged for their actions during the Flint Water Crisis including former Emergency Manager Darnell Early and former City of Flint Public Works Director Howard Croft.
Former Flint Emergency Manager Jerry Ambrose is set, once again, to go in front of a Genesee County judge.
Motions were filed on Thursday to set a pre-trial hearing for August 28.
Prosecutors allege Ambrose knew the Flint water treatment plant wasn’t ready to produce clean and safe water but did nothing to stop it.
He is facing multiple charges including willful neglect of duty and misconduct in office.
Ambrose was the state appointed Emergency Manager from January until April of 2015.
He also held the title of Finance Director under former emergency managers Mike Brown and Darnell Early.
So far four others have entered into a plea agreement in their cases.