A judge lowered bond Friday for Pete Musico, a defendant in the scheme to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and commit other violence against state government.
Five men will stand trial for conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Michigan will prohibit the open carry of firearms within 100 feet of polling places on election day in November.
Mike Rataj tried the last militia case here in federal court back in 2010, representing Tina Stone of the Hutaree. In that Hutaree case, the judge threw the case out. The government lost.
Calls to ban guns at the Lansing capitol building have been reignited after the thwarted plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, though Republican leaders say a decision won't be made until after the election.
A 14th person has been charged in connection to the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
"These guys are fathers, their husbands, sons, brothers, they are members of our community, they are US citizens, they're property owners. These are good men," she said.
A federal judge has ordered three of the five Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to held without bond before trial
Five of the men accused of planning to kidnap the governor and put her on trial for treason will appear in federal court on Tuesday in Grand Rapids
That is because one of the thirteen men arrested in connection to the plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer worked at Huron Valley Guns earlier this year.
Interest has been renewed in talks to ban guns at the Lansing capitol after a violent kidnapping plot against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was thwarted.
"I'm nervous over the next three or four weeks (about) what we're going to see," he said.
Federal and Michigan authorities have arrested 13 men with plotting to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is calling for the suspects charged in a kidnapping plot to be called "domestic terrorists" instead of "militia" members.
Trump was live on FOX News Thursday night telling Sean Hannity that it was "his" US Justice Department and federal law enforcement that foiled the plot, yet took a shot at her for playing politics and blaming him for the extremists in her press conference, saying "She keeps up her little political act."
In Milford, 21-year-old Paul Bellar is facing the same charges as well as being a gang member. People who knew him, say he was kicked out of this mobile home park six months ago.
Federal officials are charging six men with plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Federal officials would not comment on the death of Eric Allport but it's believed he's a part of the anti-government group The Boogaloo Movement and has white separatist connections to Ruby Ridge in Idaho.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is holding a news conference at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020 after the FBI thwarted a plot to kidnap her before the November election and arrested six individuals.