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A Flint resident is asking for a grand jury investigation of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to use at least $2 million in state funds for his legal representation related to criminal probes of the city's water crisis.The complaint, filed Tuesday, alleges that the governor broke the law by violating conflict-of-interest prohibitions and "unilaterally" spending taxpayer money for personal benefit without the authority to do so. It requests that the Ingham County Circuit Court, based in Michigan's capital city, convene a one-judge grand jury to investigate.The complaint alleges that Snyder's unilateral use of taxpayer money for his "criminal defense" is misconduct in office, a felony.As of Tuesday, the state was defending itself against 12 Flint-related lawsuits, according to the governor's office.Heaton said the law firms were hired due to the volume of litigation and because the attorney general, who defends the governor from suits, also is criminally investigating the Flint crisis.
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