Dr. Eden Wells — Facing Manslaughter Charges — Lands $180k State Job [VIDEO]
As Dr. Eden Wells faces a manslaughter charge in connection with an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Flint due to the Flint Water Crisis, she is preparing to segue into a new job -- a civil service job with the state of Michigan that pays close to $180,000 a year.
Wells' position as the Chief Medical Executive for the state of Michigan will come to an end on January 2nd. Her new job -- which comes with civil service protection -- will include advising on public health matters will begin shortly thereafter. Governor Snyder said recently he had no knowledge of the appointment.
"I wasn't even aware of that in terms of her getting that position, but I'm supporting of Dr. Wells," Snyder said. "Dr. Wells has done a lot of great work."
The charges against Wells were brought by Michigan's current Attorney General Bill Schuette. It is unclear if the prosecution against Wells will continue under the reign of incoming AG Dana Nessel once she takes office.