Crime

Photo evidence released in Whitmer kidnap plot


October 17, 2020, 7:16 AM

Thanks to a Free Press request, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Grand Rapids has released a number of exhibits related to the kidnapping plot against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. 

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This photo of training in Cambria, Wis., , with defendant Kaleb Franks at far left, is part of the evidence cache released Friday. (Photo: U.S. Attorney's Office)

The 14 would-be abductors were arrested, most of them last week. Six are being charged by federal authorities, and eight by the state. 

The paper published five photos, showing the various defendants with weapons, as well as performing surveillance on the governor's summer home. 

Other evidence released includes videos and images of chat threads in which the participants discussed their plans. 

A video compilation and the other images can be seen at the Free Press

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