EbeneMagazine – United States – Man indicted in Whitmer kidnapping plot freed on bail

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In this photo released by the Columbia County (Wisconsin) Sheriff’s Department, Brian Higgins is shown Higgins, a 51-year-old man charged with conspiracy to kidnap the Democratic Michigan government Gretchen Whitmer was released on Monday , October 19, 2020, from a Wisconsin prison after posting a $ 10,000 cash bond Authorities allege Higgins, of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., was part of a surveillance team for the kidnapping plot Higgins was the eighth person charged in conspiracy (Columbia County Sheriff’s Department via AP)

In this photo released by the Columbia County (Wisconsin) Sheriff’s Department, Brian Higgins is shown Higgins, a 51-year-old man charged with conspiracy to kidnap the Democratic Michigan government Gretchen Whitmer was released on Monday , October 19, 2020, from a Wisconsin prison after posting a $ 10,000 cash bond Authorities allege Higgins, of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., was part of a surveillance team for the kidnapping plot Higgins was the eighth person charged in conspiracy (Columbia County Sheriff’s Department via AP)

LANSING, Mich â ???? Wisconsin man charged in conspiracy to kidnap Michigan Democratic government Gretchen Whitmer has been released from prison after posting $ 10,000 cash bond

Columbia County District Attorney Brenda Yaskal requested $ 1 million bail for Brian Higgins, but Judge Todd Hepler set the lowest amount, WISC-TV said Higgins was released on Monday evening

Authorities say Higgins, 51, of Wisconsin Dells, was part of a team to monitor kidnapping plot He was arrested on Thursday and charged with suspicion of material support for an act of terrorism

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel accused Higgins of what authorities described as a foiled ploy to storm the Michigan State Capitol building and kidnap officials including Whitmer

Seven men allegedly linked to an extremist paramilitary group called the Wolverine Watchmen were also indicted in a Michigan state court for providing material support for terrorist acts and possession of a firearm during of the commission of a crime

– We are really disappointed with the decision regarding Brian Higgins, â ???? Spokeswoman Kelly Rossman-McKinney said – We strongly support the decisions made here in our own state which, to date, have kept all Michigan defendants in jail since their initial arrestâ € ”

Higgins is « alone and apart » from other people arrested in the plot, according to a statement from the office of lawyer Christopher Van Wagner

– Even the state’s particularly rare factual claims against Higgins show that he was not part of any militia or anti-government movement and was in Michigan only once, unlike the other defendants, whose activities have been followed for months by the FBI, â € “ the statement read

Higgins is due to return to Columbia County court on November 18 He has been ordered to surrender his passport and not leave Wisconsin. He also cannot have contact with the other defendants in the case

Gretchen Whitmer, Donald Trump, Governor of Michigan

EbeneMagazine – United States – Man indicted in Whitmer kidnapping plot released on bail


SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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