A judge dropped terrorism charges against three men accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
The FBI was able to gain access to the militia group - the Wolverine Watchmen - by using three informants. But could the case the case start to crumble?
The agent said the trio has a specific weapon plan, became tactically trained, and recruited others communicating under a cloak of secrecy.
Barry Croft Jr., Kaleb Franks, Brandon Caserta, Daniel Harris, and Adam Fox had their trial moved from March 23 to Oct. 12
Ty Garbin, one of 14 men charged in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges and will fully cooperate with federal investigators.
Ty Garbin, one of the six men accused of plotting to kidnap the governor is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing next week, according to a notice from a federal judge.
Adam Dean Fox, Barry Gordon Croft, Jr, Ty Gerard Garbin, Kaleb James Franks, Daniel Joseph Harris, Brandon Michael-Ray Caserta will appear in federal court March 23.
Barry Croft Jr., one of the men charged in a kidnapping plot that involved the Michigan governor has requested he be released from prison as he awaits court hearings.
A federal grand jury indicted six men for their roles in a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
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.