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More time sought to indict in governor kidnapping case

Posted at 3:14 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 15:14:15-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to give them an extra 40 days until mid-December to seek a grand jury indictment in an alleged scheme to kidnap Michigan’s governor.

Prosecutors say they're sorting through evidence, including explosive-device components.

The components and firearms could lead to additional charges.

Authorities allege members of two anti-government paramilitary groups plotted the kidnapping of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat.

Six men are charged in federal court.

A judge previously said there is enough evidence for prosecutors to seek an indictment by the first week of November.

Prosecutors say defense attorneys have raised no objections to an extension.