Man Gets 6 Years in Prison in Michigan Governor Kidnap Plot

A man upset over state-ordered coronavirus restrictions was sentenced to just over six years in prison for planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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FILE - This file photo provided by the Kent County Sheriff, shows Ty Garbin. Prosecutors preparing for the first prison sentence in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are loudly signaling to five other defendants that a key insider has shared extraordinary details about the operation. Garbin, one of six people charged in federal court, cooperated within weeks of being arrested and prosecutors want a U.S. District Judge to take it into consideration Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, when he sentences Garbin for conspiracy. (Kent County Sheriff via AP File)
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A man upset over state-ordered coronavirus restrictions was sentenced to just over six years in prison Wednesday for planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a significant break that reflected his quick decision to cooperate and help agents build cases against others. Ty Garbin admitted his role in the alleged scheme weeks after his arrest last fall. He is among six men charged in federal court but the only one…

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