GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – A federal judge has set a March 23 trial date for six men accused of conspiring to kidnap the governor of Michigan in what officials say is a conspiracy of angry anti-government extremists against its coronavirus policy.
U.S. District Chief Justice Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids set the date Friday.
In December, a grand jury indicted Adam Dean Fox, Barry Gordon Croft Jr., Ty Gerard Garbin, Kaleb James Franks, Daniel Joseph Harris and Brandon Michael-Ray Caserta with conspiracy carrying a maximum sentence of life in prison. They are all from Michigan, with the exception of Croft, who lives in Delaware.
The six men were arrested in early October following an FBI investigation into an alleged conspiracy to kidnap Democratic housekeeper Gretchen Whitmer from her vacation home in northern Michigan.
Several of their lawyers argued that their clients were “big talkers” who had no intention of following through on the action.
Eight other men who would be members or associates of …
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