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2nd guilty plea planned in alleged plot to kidnap Whitmer

Michigan Governor Kidnapping Plot
Posted at 11:11 AM, Feb 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 12:26:17-05

DETROIT (AP) — Records show a man charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has agreed to plead guilty.

That would leave four people to face trial in March.

Kaleb Franks said he willfully conspired with five other men to kidnap Whitmer before FBI agents stepped in and arrested the group in October 2020.

Franks signed a document filed Monday agreeing to plead guilty as charged.

Ty Garbin pleaded guilty in 2021 and was sentenced to slightly more than six years in prison.

The government said six men wanted to kidnap the Democratic governor because of their disgust over COVID-19 restrictions.