Whitmer kidnapping plot defense seeks to dismiss indictment

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Defense attorneys want to dismiss the indictment against five men accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because of what they described as “egregious overreaching” from federal agents and informants, according to a court filing.

In the 20-page motion, which was filed Saturday night, defense attorneys allege that FBI agents and federal prosecutors invented a conspiracy and entrapped people who could face up to life in prison. They’re asking U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker to dismiss the conspiracy charge, which would effectively knock down the federal government’s case and other connected charges, according to The Detroit News.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
(AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

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