COVID-19 delays trial on plan to abduct Mich. Gov. Whitmer | News
COVID-19 delays trial on plan to abduct Mich.  Gov.  Whitmer |  News

COVID-19 delays trial on plan to abduct Mich. Gov. Whitmer | News

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) (WJRT) – The trial of four men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, scheduled to resume Monday, has been postponed at least until Thursday because a key participant tested positive for COVID-19 .

U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker ordered the delay Sunday.

Undercover FBI agents and informants were expected to testify in the coming weeks, as well as two accomplices who pleaded guilty prior to the trial.

Prosecutors last week tried to counter defense allegations that the FBI caught the defendants and tricked them into participating in a kidnapping conspiracy.

Juries heard a recording of one of the defendants’ speech specifically about the prospect of kidnapping the Democratic governor.

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