January 28 According to foreign media reports, about four months ago, U.S. police defeated a kidnapping attempt against Michigan Governor Whitmer, and six men were charged.
On January 27, local time, one of the men pleaded guilty, admitting that they discussed plans to kidnap Whitmer and plan to destroy a bridge to hinder the police rescue operation.
On October 7, 2020, FBI agents and Michigan State Police took action to arrest six suspects who attempted to kidnap Whitmer.
December 17, a federal judge charged six people on suspicion of plotting to kidnap Whitmer.
It is reported that on January 27, 2021 local time, Ty Garbin, a 25-year-old man involved, pleaded guilty.
Reports point to his testimony or reinforce the government’s accusations against others and support the evidence collected by informants and undercover agents.
Gabin appeared in federal court in Grand Rapids, according to the report. A few hours ago, a plea agreement with details of the action related to the case was submitted, which included his pledge to cooperate fully with the investigators.
At present, there is no agreement on the scope of Gabin’s sentence, but if he assists in the investigation, it may help him to sentence him.
In the plea agreement, Gabin said he and others had trained on weapons in several places in the summer of 2020, and they also “discussed plans to capture the (Michigan) Capitol and kidnap the governor”.
However, the eventual abduction site was transferred to the governor’s residence in Antrim.
Gabin said he “opposed to wait until after the (2020) national election, when the plotters are expected to incite riots and make [kidnapping] plots easier.” In addition to Gabin, five men involved were charged.
According to the report, the next trial is scheduled for March 23.