A hearing has been postponed for a state employee charged in the Flint water scandal who was to return to court for a possible plea deal with the attorney general's office.

A notice from Genesee District Court says Tuesday's hearing for Adam Rosenthal has been adjourned to a later date. The water quality analyst with the Department of Environmental Quality is charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor, including tampering with the results of lead tests. He has been suspended with pay.

Rosenthal's attorney couldn't be reached for comment Tuesday. The attorney general's office has declined to comment.

Flint's water system was contaminated by lead in 2014 and 2015 because corrosive water from the Flint River wasn't properly treated. Lead broke away in old pipes.

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