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15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal

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FILE- In a Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, defendant Liane Shekter-Smith, 57, listens during a preliminary examination in the cases of four defendants, all former or current officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in Flint, Mich. Shekter-Smith, Michael Prysby and Stephen Busch of the MDEQ recently accepted plea deals in the Flint water criminal investigation. Some Flint residents are upset, saying key people who could have stopped the lead disaster in 2014-15 are getting off easy. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)

DETROIT (AP) — Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Seven people have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in deals that will leave them without a criminal record.

— Michael Prysby, Stephen Busch, Liane Shekter Smith, Adam Rosenthal, all from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

— Mike Glasgow and Daugherty "Duffy" Johnson, who both worked for the city of Flint.

— Corinne Miller of the state Department of Health and Human Services.

Charges are pending against eight people:

— Nick Lyon, former director of the state health department. Involuntary manslaughter, misconduct in office.

— Dr. Eden Wells, former Michigan chief medical executive. Involuntary manslaughter, obstructing justice, lying, misconduct in office.

— Nancy Peeler and Robert Scott of the state health department. Misconduct in office, conspiracy.

— Patrick Cook of the Department of Environmental Quality. Misconduct in office, conspiracy.

— Gerald Ambrose, former Flint emergency manager. Conspiracy, misconduct in office, false pretenses.

— Darnell Earley, former Flint emergency manager. Involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy, misconduct in office.

— Howard Croft, former director of Flint public works. Involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy.

FILE- In an April 20, 2016, file photo, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employee Michael Prysby waits in the gallery before his arraignment in Flint, Mich. Prysby, Liane Shekter Smith, and Stephen Busch of the MDEQ recently accepted plea deals in the Flint water criminal investigation. Some Flint residents are upset, saying key people who could have stopped the lead disaster in 2014-15 are getting off easy. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, defendant Stephen Busch, right, listens during a hearing in District Court in Flint, Mich. Busch, Michael Prysby, and Liane Shekter-Smith of the MDEQ recently accepted plea deals in the Flint water criminal investigation. Some Flint residents are upset, saying key people who could have stopped the lead disaster in 2014-15 are getting off easy. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 file photo, attorneys meet with Genesee District Judge Jennifer J. Manley as preliminary examination begins in the cases of four defendants, all former or current officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality at Flint District Court in downtown Flint, Mich. Michigan’s attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate the Flint water scandal “without fear or favor” and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public about lead in the poor city’s pipes. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, defendant Stephen Busch, right, listens during a hearing in District Court in Flint, Mich. Busch, Michael Prysby, and Liane Shekter-Smith of the MDEQ recently accepted plea deals in the Flint water criminal investigation. Some Flint residents are upset, saying key people who could have stopped the lead disaster in 2014-15 are getting off easy. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, defendant Stephen Busch, right, listens during a hearing in District Court in Flint, Mich. Busch, Michael Prysby, and Liane Shekter-Smith of the MDEQ recently accepted plea deals in the Flint water criminal investigation. Some Flint residents are upset, saying key people who could have stopped the lead disaster in 2014-15 are getting off easy. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
FILE- In a Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, defendant Liane Shekter-Smith, 57, listens during a preliminary examination in the cases of four defendants, all former or current officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in Flint, Mich. Shekter-Smith, Michael Prysby and Stephen Busch of the MDEQ recently accepted plea deals in the Flint water criminal investigation. Some Flint residents are upset, saying key people who could have stopped the lead disaster in 2014-15 are getting off easy. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
FILE- In a Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, defendant Liane Shekter-Smith, 57, listens during a preliminary examination in the cases of four defendants, all former or current officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in Flint, Mich. Shekter-Smith, Michael Prysby and Stephen Busch of the MDEQ recently accepted plea deals in the Flint water criminal investigation. Some Flint residents are upset, saying key people who could have stopped the lead disaster in 2014-15 are getting off easy. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
FILE- In an April 20, 2016, file photo, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employee Michael Prysby waits in the gallery before his arraignment in Flint, Mich. Prysby, Liane Shekter Smith, and Stephen Busch of the MDEQ recently accepted plea deals in the Flint water criminal investigation. Some Flint residents are upset, saying key people who could have stopped the lead disaster in 2014-15 are getting off easy. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
FILE- In an April 20, 2016, file photo, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employee Michael Prysby waits in the gallery before his arraignment in Flint, Mich. Prysby, Liane Shekter Smith, and Stephen Busch of the MDEQ recently accepted plea deals in the Flint water criminal investigation. Some Flint residents are upset, saying key people who could have stopped the lead disaster in 2014-15 are getting off easy. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 file photo, attorneys meet with Genesee District Judge Jennifer J. Manley as preliminary examination begins in the cases of four defendants, all former or current officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality at Flint District Court in downtown Flint, Mich. Michigan’s attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate the Flint water scandal “without fear or favor” and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public about lead in the poor city’s pipes. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 file photo, attorneys meet with Genesee District Judge Jennifer J. Manley as preliminary examination begins in the cases of four defendants, all former or current officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality at Flint District Court in downtown Flint, Mich. Michigan’s attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate the Flint water scandal “without fear or favor” and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public about lead in the poor city’s pipes. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)