A Wisconsin man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge for his role in a foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, handing another victory to prosecutors who have viewed the scheme as domestic terrorism.
Michigan prosecutors accused Brian Higgins, 54, of aiding the conspiracy by surveilling Whitmer’s vacation home. As part of a plea deal, he admitted in Antrim County court that he attempted to provide material support for terrorism and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, state Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement.
Higgins, who faces up to five years in prison, will testify against four men who will go on trial on related charges later this year.
Read the full article. Earlier this week Whitmer said that she and her family are in constant danger due to Trump.
A Wisconsin man accused of assisting the key figures in a plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and will cooperate with prosecutors. https://t.co/MkBLAuSYOT
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