More Time Sought To Indict In Governor Kidnapping Case

Oct 26, 2020

 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, (D) Michigan
Credit Photo provided by the State of Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to give them an extra 40 days until mid-December to seek a grand jury indictment in an alleged scheme to kidnap Michigan’s governor. Prosecutors say they're sorting through evidence, including explosive-device components. The components and firearms could lead to additional charges. Authorities allege members of two anti-government paramilitary groups plotted the kidnapping of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat. Six men are charged in federal court. A judge previously said there is enough evidence for prosecutors to seek an indictment by the first week of November. Prosecutors say defense attorneys have raised no objections to an extension