NEW: Man To Plead Guilty In Plot To Kidnap Michigan Governor

Jan 27, 2021

Ty Garbin
Credit KENT COUNTY, MICH., SHERIFF VIA AP

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DETROIT (AP) — One of six men charged in an alleged plot to snatch Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has agreed to plead guilty to a kidnapping conspiracy. A filing about the plea was made by prosecutors ahead of Ty Garbin's appearance Wednesday in federal court in Grand Rapids. The plea agreement signed by Garbin indicates that he will "fully cooperate" with investigators. There is no agreement on his sentencing guidelines. The FBI in October said it broke up a plot to kidnap the Democratic governor by anti-government extremists upset over her coronavirus restrictions. Six people are charged in federal court in Grand Rapids.

 

ORIGINAL POST (Jan. 22):  

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A plea deal appears to be in the works for one of six men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Ty Garbin is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing in Grand Rapids federal court next Wednesday. The FBI in October said it broke up a plot to kidnap Whitmer by anti-government extremists upset over her coronavirus restrictions. Six people were charged in federal court in Grand Rapids. Separately, eight others were charged in state court with aiding the alleged scheme. In October, attorney Mark Satawa said Garbin had no intention to carry out a kidnapping, no matter what he might have said in recorded or online conversations.