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The Latest on the Conspiracy to Kidnap the Governor of Michigan Charge


United States Attorney Andrew Birge’s latest comments on the case

          “I appreciate the wide interest in this matter.  My focus and the focus of the attorneys in my office is on the prosecution of this case.  The underlying investigation is ongoing.  In order to preserve the integrity of the pending charges and ongoing investigation, my office will generally refer those with inquiries to the ample public court record on the federal conspiracy charge and prior press releases from my office and the Department of Justice.  This is standard operating procedure for my office and the Department for these circumstances.”

          "This case falls within the purview of the Attorney General’s Task Force to Combat Violent Anti-Government Extremism. Launched in June 2020, the Task Force is dedicated to supporting the investigation and prosecution of any person or group who commits violence in the name of an anti-government ideology.”


Link to: Press Conference Remarks


Links to Relevant Press Releases

Federal Grand Jury Returns A Superseding Indictment Adding New Charges In The Conspiracy To Kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer 

Ty Garbin Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Federal Grand Jury Charges Six With Conspiracy To Kidnap The Governor Of Michigan

Six Arrested On Federal Charge Of Conspiracy To Kidnap The Governor Of Michigan

Criminal Complaint



Updated April 28, 2021

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