MI - 14 men charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Oct 2020

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  1. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    @JerseyGirl - you are good at finding recent articles. Any word on the Federal case suspects upcoming hearings? The last I have are:

    Croft - last hearing on 10/13
    Franks, Harris & Caserta - last hearing on 10/16
    Fox & Garbin - last hearing on 11/4

    and court case #s:
    AF #2009300; TG #2009295; KF #2009299; DH #2009298; BC #2009302; no # for Croft

    TIA if you can find something! :)

    and for the State charges - Antrim County (which I can't access) - I'm looking for Brian Higgins - last hearing was 11/19/20.

    I have Molitor, both Nulls & Fix for probable cause hearings on 12/2 & preliminary hearings on 12/16.

    for the State charges - Jackson County - have access! YEA - are:
    Musico & Morrison for probable cause hearing on 12/4 and
    Bellar for probable cause hearing on 12/18.

    I think I have everyone.... whew! ;) :cool:
     


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    I hope every single thing results in another charge. Hundreds of them. These guys could easily be dismissed as "oh, loon e tunes beer talk" but they were, imo, clearly serious. And that is very scary.

    I've gone down so many rabbit holes with Ruby Ridge, Waco, OKC, Elohim City, etc etc etc. One thing breeds another that goes somewhere else.

    There are very valid reasons why domestic terrorism is still ranked as the most serious threat.

    Too lazy to find the official stats for that so will say, IMO, on domestic terrorism being the most serious threat.

    These guys need to go away for a long time.

    And not be allowed outside correspondence. So they can stop spreading their vitriol.

    All MOO
     
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    Wednesday, Dec. 2nd:
    *Probable Cause Hearings (State case-Antrim County) (@ am CT) – MI – Plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer - *Eric Molitor (36) of Cadillac arrested & charged (10/7/20) & arraigned (10/8/20) with providing material support for terrorist acts & carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. Bond set at $250K (10%).
    Court info from 10/8/20 thru 10/13/20 reference post #203 here:
    MI - 14 men charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Oct 2020

    10/21/20 Update: Next preliminary exam hearing on 10/28/20. 10/28/20 Update: The hearing for 10/28/20 has been delayed until December. The delay means the men’s joint preliminary exam, originally set for Tuesday in an Antrim County courtroom, won’t offer a first glimpse of case facts & testimony for weeks to come. Lawyers for the men charged — Michael Null, William Null, Eric Molitor & Shawn Fix — needed more time to review case materials. They remain in police custody. Carol Stocking, 86th District Court administrator, said the request was supported by both sides & OK’d by Judge Michael Stepka on Oct. 20. Fix, the Nulls & Molitor return for a probable cause hearing on 12/2/20 & preliminary hearings on 12/16/20.

    *Michael Null (38) of Plainwell arrested & charged (10/7/20) & arraigned (10/8/20) with providing material support for terrorist acts & carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. Cash bond of $250K.
    Court info from 10/8/20 thru 10/13/20 reference post #203 here:
    MI - 14 men charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Oct 2020

    10/21/20 Update: Next preliminary exam hearing on 10/28/20. The hearing for 10/28/20 has been delayed until December. The delay means the men’s joint preliminary exam, originally set for Tuesday in an Antrim County courtroom, won’t offer a first glimpse of case facts & testimony for weeks to come. Lawyers for the men charged — Michael Null, William Null, Eric Molitor & Shawn Fix — needed more time to review case materials. They remain in police custody. Carol Stocking, 86th District Court administrator, said the request was supported by both sides & OK’d by Judge Michael Stepka on Oct. 20. Fix, the Nulls & Molitor return for a probable cause hearing on 12/2/20 & preliminary hearings on 12/16/20.

    *William Null (38) of Shelbyville arrested & charged (10/7/20) & arraigned (10/8/20) with providing material support for terrorist acts & carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. Cash bond of $250K.
    Court info from 10/8/20 thru 10/13/20 reference post #203 here:
    MI - 14 men charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Oct 2020

    10/21/20 Update: Next preliminary exam hearing on 10/28/20. The hearing for 10/28/20 has been delayed until December. The delay means the men’s joint preliminary exam, originally set for Tuesday in an Antrim County courtroom, won’t offer a first glimpse of case facts & testimony for weeks to come. Lawyers for the men charged — Michael Null, William Null, Eric Molitor & Shawn Fix — needed more time to review case materials. They remain in police custody. Carol Stocking, 86th District Court administrator, said the request was supported by both sides & OK’d by Judge Michael Stepka on Oct. 20. Fix, the Nulls & Molitor return for a probable cause hearing on 12/2/20 & preliminary hearings on 12/16/20.

    *Shawn Michael Fix (38) of Belleville arrested & charged (10/7/20) & arraigned (10/9/20) with providing material support for terrorist acts & carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. Plead not guilty. $250K cash/surety bond. Bond out on 11/10/20.
    Court info from 10/7/20 thru 10/9/20 reference post #203 here:
    MI - 14 men charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Oct 2020

    10/21/20 Update: Next preliminary exam hearing on 10/28/20. The hearing for 10/28/20 has been delayed until December. The delay means the men’s joint preliminary exam, originally set for Tuesday in an Antrim County courtroom, won’t offer a first glimpse of case facts & testimony for weeks to come. Lawyers for the men charged — Michael Null, William Null, Eric Molitor & Shawn Fix — needed more time to review case materials. They remain in police custody. Carol Stocking, 86th District Court administrator, said the request was supported by both sides & OK’d by Judge Michael Stepka on Oct. 20. Fix, the Nulls & Molitor return for a probable cause hearing on 12/2/20 & preliminary hearings on 12/16/20.

    *Brian Higgins (51) of Wisconsin Dells, WI. arrested & charged (10/15/20) with material support of an act of terrorism. Will be extradited to Antrim County. Wisconsin: Bail $10K Cash (10/19/20 paid cash-released).
    Court info for 10/15/20 reference post #203 here:
    MI - 14 men charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Oct 2020

    10/19/20 Update: Higgins appeared via video Monday in Columbia County court. Columbia County District Attorney Brenda Yaskal requested a $1 million bail for Brian Higgins, but Judge Todd Hepler set the lower amount of $10K. 10/19/20 paid cash bail-released. Higgins is due back in Columbia County court on Nov. 18. He has been ordered to surrender his passport & not to leave Wisconsin. He also can’t have any contact with others charged in the case. As of 10/28/20: Higgins has yet to be arraigned. Higgins, who remains in Wisconsin awaiting extradition, has been released on bond.
    11/18/20 Update: Higgins is planning to challenge his extradition to Michigan, his lawyer said Wednesday. Michigan’s extradition paperwork for Higgins of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is improper because it was signed by Whitmer, the target of the alleged plot, Higgins’ lawyer argued in a court filing in advance of Wednesday's status conference in Columbia County Circuit Court in Wisconsin. “To put it more bluntly, the requisition was signed in an official capacity by someone with a clear, undeniable conflict of interest in the case against Higgins: the Michigan (governor), who as the named alleged victim has a direct and utterly undeniable personal interest in this matter,” Higgins’ attorney, Christopher Van Wagner, wrote in the filing. Despite Higgins’ objections to his extradition, he was to be processed after Wednesday's hearing by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office & held in custody until a bond hearing on Thursday, 11/19/20. No update as of 12/2/20.
     
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