GUILTY MI - 14 men charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Oct 2020 *7 guilty, 2 NG*

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Whitmer kidnap case: Adam Fox says he was high in FBI meetings

"Throughout this four-month time-period informants and agents observed Fox regularly smoking marijuana. They were aware of Fox’s chronic marijuana use throughout the months of activity," Gibbons argues in his court filing, alleging the FBI took advantage of his client's weed-induced "condition."

Full disclosure: I smoke. I've never plotted to kidnap anyone. This is a ridiculous, laughable defense. Weed is also 100% legal in Michigan. Adam Fox, going with the waccy tobaccy defense. :rolleyes:
 

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Wednesday, February 23rd:
*Motions Hearing for all (State case-Jackson County) (@ 9am CT) - MI – Plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmerfor *Paul Edward Bellar (21/now 23) of Milford arrested & charged (10/7/20) & arraigned (10/20/20) with gang membership, providing material support for terrorism & carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. Was arrested in Columbia, SC & Michigan attempting to have him extradited to Michigan. $500K Cash Surety Bond. Bond reduced to $75K (12/18/20) with restrictions. Bond @$150K (3/29/21). Out on bond.
*Charged (5/17/21) in Circuit Court with terrorist acts-provide MA, gang membership felonies & felony firearms.
for *Joseph Matthew Morrison (26/now 27) of Munith arrested & charged (10/7/20) & arraigned (10/9/20) with threat of terrorism (charge was dismissed on 3/29/21), gang membership, providing material support for terrorist acts & carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. Bail set at $10M. Bond reduced (12/18/20) to $75K with restrictions.
*Charged
(5/17/21) in Circuit Court with terrorist acts-provide MA, gang membership felonies & felony firearms. Bond reduced (12/20/21) to $5K Cash/Surety providing he will wear a GPS tether. Out on bond.
for *Pete Musico (42/now 43) of Munith arrested & charged (10/7/20) & arraigned (10/9/20) with threat of terrorism (charge was dismissed on 3/29/21), gang membership, providing material support for terrorist act & carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. Bail set at $10M. Bond reduced (12/18/20) to $100K with restrictions. Out of jail.
*Charged (5/17/21) in Circuit Court with terrorist acts-provide MA, gang membership felonies & felony firearms.
Court info from 10/8/20 thru 11/17/21 reference post #381 here:
MI - 14 men charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Oct 2020 *Garbin guilty*

12/6/21 Update: Motions hearing rescheduled on 12/20/21.
12/20/21 Update: Morrison, Musico & Bellar appeared before Jackson Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson on Dec. 20 for a hearing on three motions related to their cases, including a motion from their attorneys to quash binding over of their cases from district court for trial in circuit court. Motions to dismiss the cases of three men charged with providing support in a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were denied by Judge Wilson. But the Judge permitted additional time for the attorneys to obtain & review discovery before filing legal motions on how their clients have purportedly been unjustly charged with crimes. Prosecutors presented their own motion to reinstate charges against Morrison & Musico for making a threat of terrorism, & also moved to add this charge to Bellar’s case as well. Judge Wilson denied this motion, agreeing with the defense attorneys that there was no evidence showing a threat had made to the public, as statements made by the defendants were made internally among the group. A follow-up motion hearing regarding an entrapment motion is scheduled to take place 2/23/22. In preparation, Kirkpatrick stated he will subpoena the FBI for information regarding the federal investigation into the Wolverine Watchmen. Judge Wilson agreed to grant a request from Bellar to travel to a brother’s wedding in Florida. The judge also approved a bond reduction request for Morrison to $5K cash/surety, providing he will wear a GPS tether.
Musico & Morrison are founding members of the Wolverine Watchmen. Morrison is considered Watchmen’s “Commander” & is known by the online moniker “Boogaloo Bunyan”.
Accomplices: Eric Molitor, Michael Null, William Null, Shawn Michael Fix & Brian Higgins – all charged with State crimes (Antrium County). Molitor, Null, Null & Fix on 4/14/21 & Higgins on 11/19/20.
Adam Dean Fox, Barry Croft, Kaleb James Franks, Daniel Joseph Harris, Brandon Caserta. Gerard Garbin plead guilty on 1/27/21 to kidnapping conspiracy & was sentenced on 8/25/21 to 6 years & 3 months in Federal prison. Kaleb James Franks plead guilty (2/7/22) to kidnapping conspiracy. Will testify at trial & will be sentencing afterwards. All charged with Federal crimes; trial to start on 3/8/22.
 

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@Seattle1 - I have your name in my notes to ask about a next court hearing date - or has a trial date been set?

This is for the Jackson County guys - re post #422 - if you need the case #s let me know!

TIA!
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@Seattle1 - I have your name in my notes to ask about a next court hearing date - or has a trial date been set?

This is for the Jackson County guys - re post #422 - if you need the case #s let me know!

TIA!
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Although this group has not had much MSM publicity since 12/20/21, seems they did have motions hearing [Entrapement]on 2/23/22. The hearing resumes on Monday when the informant is expected to testify. But nothing on the calendar about future events.

*DATE/TIME-- P-- *JURIST-- SCHEDULED EVENT-- STATUS-- *NAME-- W-- CASE #

02/23/2022 900A S UNASSIGNED MOTION HRG MORRISON,JOSEPH 20003172 FH 38

02/23/2022 900A S WILSON MOTION HRG MORRISON,JOSEPH 20003172 FH 38

02/23/2022 900A S UNASSIGNED MOTION HRG MORRISON,JOSEPH 20003172 FH 38
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02/23/2022 900A S UNASSIGNED MOTION HRG MUSICO,PETE 20003173 FH 38

02/23/2022 900A S UNASSIGNED MOTION HRG MUSICO,PETE 20003173 FH 38

02/23/2022 900A S WILSON MOTION HRG MUSICO,PETE 20003173 FH 38
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02/23/2022 900A S UNASSIGNED MOTION HRG BELLAR,PAUL 20003171 FH 38

02/23/2022 900A S UNASSIGNED MOTION HRG BELLAR,PAUL 20003171 FH 38

02/23/2022 900A S WILSON MOTION HRG BELLAR,PAUL 20003171 FH 38

Courts Docket | Jackson County, MI
 
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Joseph Morrison, Pete Musico, and Paul Bellar appear before Jackson Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 for a hearing on an entrapment motion. The three are accused of being involved in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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Feb 23, 2022

Wolverine Watchmen entrapment hearing

Paul Bellar, middle, appears before Jackson Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 for a hearing on an entrapment motion. Bellar, Joseph Morrison and Pete Musico are accused of being involved in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Joseph Morrison and Musico, cofounders of the Wolverine Watchmen militia group, are accused of providing materials and assistance to group members by conducting tactical training on Morrison’s Munith property. The pair are charged with one felony count each of gang membership, providing material support for terrorist acts and felony firearms. Paul Bellar, 22, a member of the group, is charged with one felony count each of providing materials to support terrorist acts, attempt to commit felony as an associate or member of gang and felony firearms.

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Assistant Attorney General Sunita Doddamani argues a point as Joseph Morrison, Pete Musico and Paul Bellar appear before Jackson Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 for a hearing on an entrapment motion.

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Defense attorney Nicholas Somberg asks a question as Joseph Morrison, Pete Musico and Paul Bellar appear before Jackson Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 for a hearing on an entrapment motion.

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FBI special agent Henrik Impola testifies as Joseph Morrison, Pete Musico and Paul Bellar appear before Jackson Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson...

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Defense attorney Kareem Johnson makes a point Joseph Morrison, Pete Musico and Paul Bellar appear before Jackson Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 for a hearing on an entrapment motion.

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Defense attorney Andrew Kirkpatrick makes a point as Joseph Morrison, Pete Musico and Paul Bellar appear before Jackson Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson
 

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Whitmer plot suspects argue entrapment in Jackson County case

2/23/22

Side-by-side in a wooden pew, dressed in crisp suits and button-downs, three men looked on as spectators while their attorneys made their case for deliverance from the reported injustice of the accusations against them.

But their own reported utterances —“let’s get that b---- as she goes out the emergency exit,” “this is about pointing rifles at f----ing police officers and f---ing politicians and squeezing the f---ing trigger,” “heard we have the same goal”— at an armed rally, at a weapons training, and in secret group chats may determine the fate Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson chooses for three men accused of supporting others in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Pete Musico, 44; his son-in-law, Joseph Morrison, 27, and Paul Bellar, 23, appeared Wednesday in Jackson County’s 4th Circuit Court to argue they were entrapped by the FBI and an informant and otherwise wouldn’t be facing charges of providing material support to a terrorist act, charges connected to gang membership, and charges of carrying a firearm in the commission of a felony. They are seeking to have the case dismissed ahead of trial.

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Speaking after the hearing, after the defendants filed passed declining comment, Morrison’s lawyer, Nicholas Somberg, pointed to testimony from Impola that the specific plot hadn't been solidified until later in 2020.

Somberg said that was after Fox came to train at the Munith property with the men, and after the informant Dan left their Watchmen group.

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As for the entrapment hearing, he said: "We'll see when we actually have Dan on the stand. I mean, it's a hard motion to win. But I'd still think we'll win at the end of the day."

Dan is expected to testify Monday when the entrapment hearing resumes.

In the meantime, the defense team got one win Wednesday, with Wilson granting Morrison the OK to leave his property to work with Musico for their chimney sweeping business. Morrison had remained locked up through December — the longest of the defendants — with prosecutors arguing he was the highest risk on release.

He'll remain on a GPS tether and Wilson promised to review records of his movements weekly.
 

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@Seattle1 - me again! :D

Going thru some oldies - was wondering about the State - Antrim County gang - that would be Eric Molitor, Michael & William Null, Shawn Fox & Brian Higgins.

Last hearing for everyone except Higgins was on 4/14/21 & Higgins was extradited on 8/4/21 from Wisconsin to Michigan which was appealed & last hearing on 11/19/20.

TIA if you can find something! :)
 

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@Seattle1 - me again! :D

Going thru some oldies - was wondering about the State - Antrim County gang - that would be Eric Molitor, Michael & William Null, Shawn Fox & Brian Higgins.

Last hearing for everyone except Higgins was on 4/14/21 & Higgins was extradited on 8/4/21 from Wisconsin to Michigan which was appealed & last hearing on 11/19/20.

TIA if you can find something! :)

Yes -- last I recall [8/21] Brian Higgins was in Columbia County, WI but was to be extradited to Michigan despite an appeal. He was released on bond w/ankle monitor. I don't know any of the others. Seems they were part of the weakest link.
 

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Yes -- last I recall [8/21] Brian Higgins was in Columbia County, WI but was to be extradited to Michigan despite an appeal. He was released on bond w/ankle monitor. I don't know any of the others. Seems they were part of the weakest link.

Okay - didn't know that he was released - I'll correct my notes. Thanks!

So - you don't access to Michigan- Antrim County?
 

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Going thru some oldies - was wondering about the State - Antrim County gang - that would be Eric Molitor, Michael & William Null, Shawn Fox & Brian Higgins.

Last hearing for everyone except Higgins was on 4/14/21 & Higgins was extradited on 8/4/21 from Wisconsin to Michigan which was appealed & last hearing on 11/19/20.

TIA if you can find something! :)

Yes -- last I recall [8/21] Brian Higgins was in Columbia County, WI but was to be extradited to Michigan despite an appeal. He was released on bond w/ankle monitor. I don't know any of the others. Seems they were part of the weakest link.

I found open case info for Higgins in the 86th District -- perhaps because he was extradicted(??). No action since 12/01/21 and no pending court date on the case detail:

LAST NAME-- FIRST NAME-- BIRTH YEAR-- CASE #
HIGGINS BRIAN-- 1968-- 202924FY3

Count-- Charge-- Adjudication Date-- Judgment
1-- TERRORIST ACT-PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT


Entry Date-- Proceedings-- Action Date

05/04/2021 NO CONTACT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY WITH GOV
05/04/2021 WHITMER AND/OR HER FAMILY, STAFF, OR ANY OTHER
05/04/2021 GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
05/04/2021 NO CONTACT W/ ANY CO-DEFENDANTS OR ANY MILITIA
05/04/2021 ORGANIZATION.
05/04/2021 MUST STAY AT LEAST 500 YDS VICT/HOME/EMP
05/04/2021 NOT TO GO TO ANY RESIDENCE OR HOME OF GOVERNOR
05/04/2021 WHITMER AND/OR HER FAMILY.
05/04/2021 NOT USE/POSSESS ANY WEAPON OF ANY KIND
05/04/2021 NO VIOLENT/THREATENING/INTIMIDATING BEHAVIOR
05/04/2021 BE RESPECTFUL TO CT STAFF/CARE PROVIDERS
05/04/2021 MUST BE SEEN BY PRETRIAL SERVICES PRIOR TO
05/04/2021 RELEASE AND GPS TETHER
05/04/2021 PASSPORT MUST BE RELINQUISHED TO COURT PRIOR TO
05/04/2021 RELEASE

08/11/2021 CRIMINAL CLERK "Y" AREA

09/28/2021 LETTER RECEIVED FROM CENTER FOR FORENSIC PSYCH.

10/22/2021 LETTER RECEIVED FROM CENTER FOR FORENSIC PSYCH.

11/08/2021 COMPENTNCY RESULTS RECEIVED
11/10/2021 STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER REC'D
11/10/2021 ORDER SIGNED BY JUDGE STEPKA
11/10/2021 ACTION NOT HELD 12/01/2021
11/10/2021 COMPETENCY HEARING 12/01/2021

12/01/2021 RECORDED BY AMANDA SIEFFERT
12/01/2021 DEFENDANT APPEARED W/ATTY M NAUGHTON
12/01/2021 AG S DODDAMANI PRESENT
12/01/2021 ALL PARTIES APPEARED VIA VIDEO/ZOOM
12/01/2021 COMPETENCY HEARING NOT HELD
12/01/2021 PARTIES STIP TO FINDING OF COMPETENCY ON REPORT.
12/01/2021 AG TO PROVIDE ORDER. CASES TO BE SET FOR PRELIM
12/01/2021 3-5 DAYS NEEDED, PER JUDGE STEPKA
12/01/2021 ACTION NOT HELD
12/01/2021 HOLD PENDING NEXT EVENT

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LAST NAME-- FIRST NAME-- BIRTH YEAR-- CASE #

MOLITOR ERIC-- 1984-- 202918FY3

Count-- Charge-- Adjudication Date-- Judgment

1-- TERRORIST ACT-PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT
2-- WEAPONS-FELONY FIREARM

Entry Date-- Proceedings-- Action Date

10/07/2020 OUTSTANDING WARRANT
10/08/2020 WARRANT CANCELLED BY AGENCY/COURT
10/08/2020 HOLD PENDING NEXT EVENT
10/08/2020 SCHEDULED NEXT HEARING
10/08/2020 VIDEO ARRAIGNMENT 10/08/2020
10/08/2020 NOTICE OF PROBABLE CAUSE CONFERENCE 10/14/2020
10/08/2020 PROBABLE CAUSE FORM
10/08/2020 ACTION IN COURT
10/08/2020 NOTICE-PRELIMINARY EXAM 10/21/2020
10/08/2020 NOTICE-PRELIMINARY EXAM 10/21/2020
10/08/2020 ACTION NOT HELD
10/08/2020 RERAN PRELIM NOTICE TO INCLUDE ATTY GENERAL INFO
10/08/2020 CEO- JERRI WHITE
10/08/2020 DEFENDANT APPEARED VIA ZOOM W/AC JAIL
10/08/2020 ATTY GEN, GREGORY TOWNSEND IN ATTENDANCE
10/08/2020 MIDC ATTY PRESENT - ATTY P. JARBOE
10/08/2020 VIDEO ARRAIGNMENT HELD BY MAGISTRATE ALLMAND
10/08/2020 MIRANDA GIVEN
10/08/2020 DEF REQUESTED CRT APPTD ATTY - COURT GRANTED
10/08/2020 PAPERWORK TO P.JARBOE'S OFFICE FOR APPTMT
10/08/2020 BOND SET BY THE MAGISTRATE AT $250,000 10% WITH:
10/08/2020 STANDARD CONDITIONS 1 THRU 9
10/08/2020 NO CONTACT WITH VICTIM
10/08/2020 MUST STAY AT LEAST 500 YDS VICT/HOME/EMP
10/08/2020 NO VIOLENT/THREATENING/INTIMIDATING ACTS
10/08/2020 NOT USE/POSSESS ANY WEAPON OF ANY KIND
10/08/2020 MUST HAVE GPS TETHER ATTACHED PRIOR TO RELEASE
10/08/2020 BE RESPECTFUL TO CT STAFF/CARE PROVIDERS
10/08/2020 VIDEO ARRAIGNMENT HELD 10/08/2020
10/09/2020 APPEARANCE FILED-ATTY -ATTY M.CONNOLLY W/DEMANDS


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10/20/2020 REVIEWED & SIGNED BY JUDGE STEPKA
10/20/2020 CASE ADJOURNED
10/20/2020 CASE ADJOURNED 10/20/2020
10/20/2020 HOLD PENDING NEXT EVENT
10/21/2020 ACTION HELD
10/21/2020 NOTICE OF PROBABLE CAUSE CONFERENCE 12/02/2020
10/21/2020 NOTICE-PRELIMINARY EXAM 12/16/2020
10/21/2020 STATUS CONFERENCE ORDER
10/23/2020 PROPOSED PROTECTION ORDER FILED BY ATTY GENERAL
10/23/2020 SIGNED BY ALL ATTYS OF RECORD - ORDER FORWARDED
10/23/2020 TO JUDGE FOR REVIEW & SIGNATURE
10/23/2020 ORDER SIGNED
12/03/2020 PROBABLE CAUSE CONFERENCE HELD
12/03/2020 NO RESOLUTION - PROCEED TO PRELIM
12/04/2020 STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER REQUESTING
12/04/2020 ADJOURNMENT OF THE PRELIMINARY EXAM
12/04/2020 PRELIM TO BE RE-SET FOR 2/17/21 & CONTINUED ON
12/04/2020 2/18/21 IF NECESSARY
12/04/2020 PROBABLE CAUSE CONFERENCE HELD
12/04/2020 CASE ADJOURNED
12/04/2020 HOLD PENDING NEXT EVENT

12/07/2020 ACTION HELD
12/07/2020 NOTICE-PRELIMINARY EXAM 02/17/2021
12/07/2020 CORRECTED PREVIOUS EVENT
12/07/2020 NOTICE-PRELIMINARY EXAM 02/17/2021

01/04/2021 MOTION FILED BY DEFENSE ATTY - REQUESTING BOND
01/04/2021 REDUCTION ALONG W/NOTICE OF HEARING
01/04/2021 MOTION 01/13/2021
01/04/2021 CORRECTED PREVIOUS EVENT
01/04/2021 MOTION
01/04/2021 ANSWER FILED BY THE PEOPLE IN THIS MATTER

01/13/2021 REC'D DEF'S WRITTEN ARGUMENT FROM DEF ATTY
01/13/2021 WM BARNETT - SCANNED IN FOR JUDGE'S REVIEW
01/13/2021 COURT RECORDER - AMANDA WEBSTER
01/13/2021 DEFENDANT APPEARED VIA ZOOM W/AC JAIL W/DEF ATTY
01/13/2021 WM. BARNETT
01/13/2021 PROS. G.TOWNSEND & S DODDAMANI IN ATTENDANCE
01/13/2021 MOTION HELD BY JUDGE STEPKA
01/13/2021 DEF'S REQUEST FOR BOND REDUCTION WAS GRANTED
01/13/2021 BOND CONDITIONS AMENDED TO $100,000 10% WITH:
01/13/2021 DEF MUST HAVE GPS TETHER ATTACHED PRIOR TO
01/13/2021 RELEASE
01/13/2021 MUST RESIDE W/MOTHER W/CURFEW OF 9:00 P.M. TO
01/13/2021 6:00 A.M. - MAY ONLY LEAVE HOME FOR WORK

01/13/2021 PURPOSES OR ATTORNEY APPOINTMENTS OR CHILD
01/13/2021 RELATED MATTERS
01/13/2021 NO CONTACT WITH VICTIM
01/13/2021 NO CONTACT WITH ANY CO-DEFENDANTS OR ANY
01/13/2021 MILITIA ORGANIZATIONS
01/13/2021 MOTION GRANTED 01/13/2021

01/14/2021 BOND POSTED BY BONDING COMPANY

01/15/2021 UNDER PRETRIAL SERVICE SUPERVISION

02/04/2021 COURT RECORDER - AMANDA WEBSTER
02/04/2021 ATTY D.NUNZIO & T.SIVER APPEARED IN FILES #
02/04/2021 20-2912 & 20-2915 (NULL BROTHERS)

02/04/2021 PROSECUTORS TOWNSEND & DODDAMANI IN ATTENDANCE
02/04/2021 MOTION HELD BY JUDGE STEPKA
02/04/2021 MOTION TO ADJOURN/PARTIES NEED MORE TIME FOR
02/04/2021 DISCOVERY -MOTION WAS GRANTED - ADJOURNMENT TO
02/04/2021 ALL 4 PARTIES - PRELIM TO BE ADJOURNED FOR 60
02/04/2021 DAYS & PARTIES ARE REQUESTING 3 DAYS FOR PRELIM

02/11/2021 CASE ADJOURNED 02/04/2021
02/11/2021 HOLD PENDING NEXT EVENT

02/26/2021 ACTION HELD
02/26/2021 NOTICE-PRELIMINARY EXAM 04/14/2021
02/26/2021 ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS MAILED W/NOTICE&RIGHTS
02/26/2021 CORRECTED PREVIOUS EVENT
02/26/2021 NOTICE-PRELIMINARY EXAM 04/14/2021

03/02/2021 REQUEST FOR MEDIA COVERAGE OF CT PROCEED
03/02/2021 FROM 7 & 4 NEWS
03/04/2021 REC'D MEDIA REQUEST FROM FOX NEWS
03/08/2021 REQUEST FOR MEDIA COVERAGE OF CT PROCEED - FROM
03/08/2021 VANDUSSEN PRODUCTIONS
03/09/2021 REQUEST FOR MEDIA COVERAGE OF CT PROCEED
03/09/2021 FROM INTERLOCHEN PUBLIC RADIO

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09/09/2021 HE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING AND WAS NOT DISRUPTIVE.
09/09/2021 CALLER WAS NOT SURE THE DATE OF THE FIRST
09/09/2021 MEETING DEF ATTENDED, BUT IT WAS IN JUNE OR JULY
09/09/2021 THE BOARD OF COMMISIONERS, CLERK, TREASURER, AND
09/09/2021 VARIOUS OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS WERE PRESENT AT
09/09/2021 THE 8/4/21 MEETING.
10/12/2021 REC'D NOTIFICATIONS THAT BOND CONDITIONS IN LEIN
10/12/2021 EXPIRED.
10/14/2021 ACTION IN COURT
10/14/2021 ORDER SIGNED BY JUDGE STEPKA TO RENEW BOND COND
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Last case entry 10/14/21 as of 2/27/22
No future court dates recorded on the docket.

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LAST NAME-- FIRST NAME-- BIRTH YEAR-- CASE #

NULL MICHAEL-- 1982-- 202912FY3

Count-- Charge-- Adjudication Date-- Judgment

1-- TERRORIST ACT-PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT
2-- WEAPONS-FELONY FIREARM

Entry Date-- Proceedings-- Action Date

10/07/2020 OUTSTANDING WARRANT

10/08/2020 WARRANT CANCELLED BY AGENCY/COURT
10/08/2020 HOLD PENDING NEXT EVENT
10/08/2020 SCHEDULED NEXT HEARING
10/08/2020 VIDEO ARRAIGNMENT 10/08/2020
10/08/2020 CEO- JERRI WHITE
10/08/2020 DEFENDANT APPEARED VIA ZOOM W/AC JAIL
10/08/2020 ATTY THOMAS SIVER FOR DEF (NO APPEARANCE FILED
10/08/2020 AS OF YET - ATTY GENERAL/GREGORY TOWNSEND
10/08/2020 MIDC ATTY PRESENT - ATTY P.JARBOE
10/08/2020 VIDEO ARRAIGNMENT HELD BY MAGISTRATE ALLMAND
10/08/2020 DEF WAIVED READING OF COMPLAINT ON THE RECORD
10/08/2020 MIRANDA GIVEN
10/08/2020 BOND SET BY THE MAGISTRATE AT $250,000 CASH
10/08/2020 MUST STAY AT LEAST 500 YDS VICT/HOME/EMP

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12/02/2020 STATUS CONFERENCE HELD 12/02/2020
12/02/2020 PROBABLE CAUSE CONFERENCE HELD
12/02/2020 NO OFFER - PRELIM TO BE HELD
12/02/2020 COURT RECORDER - AMANDA WEBSTER
12/02/2020 DEFENDANT NOT IN ATTENDANCE
12/02/2020 ATTORNEYS G.TOWNSEND & S. DODDAMANI FOR THE
12/02/2020 ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE
12/02/2020 ATTY THOMAS SIVER FOR DEFFENDANT
12/02/2020 MOTION HELD BY JUDGE STEPKA
12/02/2020 MOTION GRANTED TO REDUCTION OF BOND
12/02/2020 BOND AMENDED TO $250,000 10% /CASH BOND AMENDED
12/02/2020 WITH ALL SAME TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCLUDING:
12/02/2020 NO CONTACT WITH ANYONE FROM WOLVERINE & MICHIGAN 12/02/2020 LIBERTY MILITIA
12/02/2020 GPS TETHER W/HOUSE ARREST - MAY TRAVEL FOR WORK

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04/12/2021 MOTION FILED BY DA TO MODIFY TERMS OF BOND
04/12/2021 PEOPLE'S RESPONSE TO MOTION REC'D
04/12/2021 ACTION NOT HELD
04/12/2021 MOTION 04/14/2021
04/13/2021 DEF'S RESPONSE TO PEOPLE'S RESPONSE REC'D
04/14/2021 ACTION IN COURT
04/14/2021 CHECKED IN FOR COURT
04/14/2021 REQUEST FOR MEDIA COVERAGE OF CT PROCEED 9&10
04/14/2021 COURT RECORDER - AMANDA WEBSTER
04/14/2021 DEF'S ATTY T SIVER APPEARED ON HIS BEHALF
04/14/2021 ATTY GEN TOWNSEND PRESENT
04/14/2021 ALL PARTIES APPEARED VIA VIDEO/ZOOM
04/14/2021 MOTION FOR MOD OF BOND HELD BY JUDGE STEPKA
04/14/2021 RESCIND HOUSE ARREST PROVISION & CURFEW
04/14/2021 GPS TETHER REMAINS
04/14/2021 BOND CONTINUED BY JUDGE STEPKA
04/14/2021 WITH ALL SAME TERMS AND CONDITIONS EXEPT AS
04/14/2021 AMENDED ABOVE.
04/14/2021 MOTION HELD
04/14/2021 HOLD PENDING NEXT EVENT

10/12/2021 REC'D NOTIFICATION THAT BOND CONDITIONS IN LEIN
10/12/2021 EXPIRED.
10/14/2021 ACTION IN COURT
10/14/2021 ORDER SIGNED BY JUDGE STEPKA TO RENEW BOND COND
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Last entry on docket 10/14/21 as of 2/27/22.
No next hearing dates entered

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LAST NAME-- FIRST NAME-- BIRTH YEAR-- CASE #

NULL WILLIAM-- 1982-- 202915FY3

Count-- Charge-- Adjudication Date-- Judgment

1-- TERRORIST ACT-PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT
2-- WEAPONS-FELONY FIREARM

Entry Date-- Proceedings-- Action Date

10/07/2020 OUTSTANDING WARRANT
10/08/2020 WARRANT CANCELLED BY AGENCY/COURT
10/08/2020 HOLD PENDING NEXT EVENT
10/08/2020 SCHEDULED NEXT HEARING
10/08/2020 VIDEO ARRAIGNMENT 10/08/2020
10/08/2020 NOTICE OF PROBABLE CAUSE CONFERENCE 10/14/2020
10/08/2020 PROBABLE CAUSE FORM
10/08/2020 ACTION IN COURT
10/08/2020 NOTICE-PRELIMINARY EXAM 10/21/2020
10/08/2020 NOTICE-PRELIMINARY EXAM 10/21/2020
10/08/2020 ACTION NOT HELD
10/08/2020 RERAN PRELIM NOTICE TO INCLUDE ATTY GENERAL INFO
10/08/2020 CEO- JERRI WHITE
10/08/2020 DEFENDANT APPEARED VIA ZOOM W/AC JAIL
10/08/2020 ATTY GENERAL /GREGORY TOWNSEND IN ATTENDANCE

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11/25/2020 ANSWER FILED BY THE PEOPLE REGARDING DEF'S
11/25/2020 MOTION FOR REDUCTION OF BOND
12/01/2020 BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF PEOPLE'S ANSWER TO DEF'S
12/01/2020 MOTION FOR REDUCTION OF BOND
12/01/2020 REQUEST FOR MEDIA COVERAGE OF CT PROCEED
12/02/2020 STATUS CONFERENCE HELD
12/02/2020 NO OFFER/NO RESOLUTION/PROCEED TO PRELIM
12/02/2020 STATUS CONFERENCE HELD 12/02/2020
12/02/2020 PROBABLE CAUSE CONFERENCE HELD
12/02/2020 NO OFER - PRELIM TO BE HELD
12/02/2020 COURT RECORDER - AMANDA WEBSTER
12/02/2020 DEFENDANT NOT IN ATTENDANCE
12/02/2020 ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH SIDES APPEARED VIA ZOOM
12/02/2020 G.TOWNSEND & S DODDAMANI FOR ATTY GENERAL
12/02/2020 ATTY DAMIAN NUNZIO FOR DEFENDANT
12/02/2020 MOTION HELD BY JUDGE STEPKA
12/02/2020 MOTION FOR REDUCTION OF BOND GRANTED
12/02/2020 BOND REDUCED TO $250,000 10% /REDUCED FROM CASH
12/02/2020 SURETY BOND WITH:
12/02/2020 WITH ALL SAME TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCLUDING
12/02/2020 NO MARIJUANA INCLUDING MEDICAL MARIJUANA
12/02/2020 CURFEW 9:00 P.M. TO 6:00 A.M.
12/02/2020 NO CONTACT WITH ANYONE FROM WOLVERINE LIBERTY
12/02/2020 MILITIA
12/02/2020 NO CONTACT WITH ANY GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL EXCEPT
12/02/2020 FOR THIS CASE
12/02/2020 GPS TETHER W/HOUSE ARREST - MAY TRAVEL FOR WORK
12/02/2020 & APPOINTMENTS W/ATTORNEYS ONLY
12/02/2020 MOTION HELD 12/02/2020
12/03/2020 UNDER PRETRIAL SERVICE SUPERVISION

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02/04/2021 INCLUDE ALL 4 CASES-M.NULL/WM.NULL/FIX/MOLITOR
02/04/2021 MORE TIME IS NEEDED FOR DISCOVERY - ADJOURN FOR
02/04/2021 60 DAYS -PRELIM TO BE SET FOR 3 DAYS
02/04/2021 MOTION GRANTED 02/04/2021
02/11/2021 CASE ADJOURNED 02/03/2021
02/11/2021 HOLD PENDING NEXT EVENT
02/26/2021 ACTION HELD
02/26/2021 NOTICE-PRELIMINARY EXAM 04/14/2021
02/26/2021 ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS MAILED W/NOTICE&RIGHTS
02/26/2021 CORRECTED PREVIOUS EVENT
02/26/2021 NOTICE-PRELIMINARY EXAM 04/14/2021
03/02/2021 REQUEST FOR MEDIA COVERAGE OF CT PROCEED
03/02/2021 FROM 7 & 4 NEWS
03/04/2021 REC'D MEDIA REQUEST FROM FOX NEWS
03/08/2021 REQUEST FOR MEDIA COVERAGE OF CT PROCEED - FROM

[..]
04/14/2021 DEF'S ATTY DAMIAN NUNZIO APPEARED ON HIS BEHALF
04/14/2021 ATTY GEN TOWNSEND PRESENT
04/14/2021 ALL PARTIES APPEARED VIA VIDEO/ZOOM
04/14/2021 MOTION FOR MOD OF BOND HELD BY JUDGE STEPKA
04/14/2021 RESCIND HOUSE ARREST PROVISION & CURFEW
04/14/2021 GPS TETHER REMAINS
04/14/2021 BOND CONTINUED BY JUDGE STEPKA
04/14/2021 WITH ALL SAME TERMS AND CONDITIONS EXCEPT AS
04/14/2021 AMENDED ABOVE.
04/14/2021 MOTION HELD
04/14/2021 HOLD PENDING NEXT EVENT

10/12/2021 REC'D NOTICE THAT BOND CONDITIONS IN LEIN
10/12/2021 EXPIRED
10/14/2021 ACTION IN COURT
10/14/2021 ORDER SIGNED BY JUDGE STEPKA TO RENEW BOND COND.
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LAST DOCKET ENTRY 10/14/21 AS OF 2/27/22
NO FUTURE HEARINGS SET

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Seattle1

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@Seattle1 - me again! :D

Going thru some oldies - was wondering about the State - Antrim County gang - that would be Eric Molitor, Michael & William Null, Shawn Fox & Brian Higgins.

Last hearing for everyone except Higgins was on 4/14/21 & Higgins was extradited on 8/4/21 from Wisconsin to Michigan which was appealed & last hearing on 11/19/20.

TIA if you can find something! :)

OK, found nothing for Shawn Fox in either Circuit or District Courts.

Please see case numbers and entries above for Higgins, Molitor, and the Null brothers. All are released on bond, and their cases are before Judge Stepka.

The case details above took me all afternoon to pull up-- the docket and case filters are extremely slow!

Except for Higgins with Dec 2021 competency report stipulation notes, the last update or activity was Oct 2021, There are no hearings/court dates on the record. I'll be surprised if these charges move forward. MOO
 

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Thank you thank you thank you!!!! @Seattle1 - very much appreciated that you took the time to look these up for me!! :)

and dang - no further court dates....
 

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Monday, February 28th:
*Motions Hearing for all (State case-Jackson County) (@ 9am CT) - MI – Plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmerfor *Paul Edward Bellar (21/now 23) of Milford arrested & charged (10/7/20) & arraigned (10/20/20) with gang membership, providing material support for terrorism & carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. Was arrested in Columbia, SC & Michigan attempting to have him extradited to Michigan. $500K Cash Surety Bond. Bond reduced to $75K (12/18/20) with restrictions. Bond @$150K (3/29/21). Out on bond.
*Charged (5/17/21) in Circuit Court with terrorist acts-provide MA, gang membership felonies & felony firearms.
for *Joseph Matthew Morrison (26/now 27) of Munith arrested & charged (10/7/20) & arraigned (10/9/20) with threat of terrorism (charge was dismissed on 3/29/21), gang membership, providing material support for terrorist acts & carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. Bail set at $10M. Bond reduced (12/18/20) to $75K with restrictions.
*Charged
(5/17/21) in Circuit Court with terrorist acts-provide MA, gang membership felonies & felony firearms. Bond reduced (12/20/21) to $5K Cash/Surety providing he will wear a GPS tether. Out on bond.
for *Pete Musico (42/now 43) of Munith arrested & charged (10/7/20) & arraigned (10/9/20) with threat of terrorism (charge was dismissed on 3/29/21), gang membership, providing material support for terrorist act & carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. Bail set at $10M. Bond reduced (12/18/20) to $100K with restrictions. Out of jail.
*Charged
(5/17/21) in Circuit Court with terrorist acts-provide MA, gang membership felonies & felony firearms.
Court info from 10/8/20 thru 12/6/21 reference post #423 here:
MI - 14 men charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Oct 2020 *Garbin guilty*

12/20/21 Update: Morrison, Musico & Bellar appeared before Jackson Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson on Dec. 20 for a hearing on three motions related to their cases, including a motion from their attorneys to quash binding over of their cases from district court for trial in circuit court. Motions to dismiss the cases of three men charged with providing support in a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were denied by Judge Wilson. But the Judge permitted additional time for the attorneys to obtain & review discovery before filing legal motions on how their clients have purportedly been unjustly charged with crimes. Prosecutors presented their own motion to reinstate charges against Morrison & Musico for making a threat of terrorism, & also moved to add this charge to Bellar’s case as well. Judge Wilson denied this motion, agreeing with the defense attorneys that there was no evidence showing a threat had made to the public, as statements made by the defendants were made internally among the group. A follow-up motion hearing regarding an entrapment motion is scheduled to take place 2/23/22. In preparation, Kirkpatrick stated he will subpoena the FBI for information regarding the federal investigation into the Wolverine Watchmen. Judge Wilson agreed to grant a request from Bellar to travel to a brother’s wedding in Florida. The judge also approved a bond reduction request for Morrison to $5K cash/surety, providing he will wear a GPS tether.
2/23/22 Update: Morrison, Musico & Bellar appeared before Jackson Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson on Wednesday for a hearing on an entrapment motion. Present: Assistant Attorney General Sunita Doddamani, defense attorney Nicholas Somberg (Morrison's attorney), defense attorney Kareem Johnson (Musico's attorney) & defense attorney Andrew Kirkpatrick (Bellar's attorney). FBI special agent Henrik Impola testified. Judge Wilson granted Morrison the OK to leave his property to work with Musico for their chimney sweeping business. Morrison had remained locked up through December with prosecutors arguing he was the highest risk on release. He'll remain on a GPS tether & Wilson promised to review records of his movements weekly. Informant Dan is expected to testify Monday, 2/28/22 when the entrapment hearing resumes.
Musico & Morrison are founding members of the Wolverine Watchmen. Morrison is considered Watchmen’s “Commander” & is known by the online moniker “Boogaloo Bunyan”.
Accomplices: Eric Molitor, Michael Null, William Null, Shawn Michael Fix & Brian Higgins – all charged with State crimes (Antrium County). Molitor, Null, Null & Fix on 4/14/21 & Higgins on 11/19/20. No update as of 2/28/22
Adam Dean Fox, Barry Croft, Kaleb James Franks, Daniel Joseph Harris, Brandon Caserta. Gerard Garbin plead guilty on 1/27/21 to kidnapping conspiracy & was sentenced on 8/25/21 to 6 years & 3 months in Federal prison. Kaleb James Franks plead guilty (2/7/22) to kidnapping conspiracy. Will testify at trial & will be sentencing afterwards. All charged with Federal crimes; trial to start on 3/8/22.
 
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