Michigan prosecutor suggests that Gov. Whitmer could face criminal charges over nursing home deaths

Macomb County prosecutor Peter Lucido believes Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat could face criminal charges over nursing home deaths in her state.

Per the NY Post, “the news comes as Republicans in the Michigan legislature said they will hold hearings into a $155,000 confidential separation agreement made to former Health Department director Robert Gordon amid accusations that it may be a “hush payment.”

Lucido said he’s unable to get information about the deaths at nursing homes and long-term care facilities because of strict laws that shield ​patients’ health care information.”

Monday, Lucido told ABC 7 WXYZ  “If we find there’s been willful neglect of office, if we find there’s been reckless endangerment of a person’s life by bringing them in, then we would move forward with charges against the Governor. Of course, we would. Nobody’s above the law in this state.”

The questions about Whitmer come around the same time NY Governor Andrew Cuomo faces scandal on both nursing home deaths data and accusations of sexual misconduct.

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