2021 : Militia Man Who Plotted to Kidnap Governor Sentenced

August 25, 2022 all-day

A Michigan man who admitted taking part in an extremist group’s plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in retaliation for Covid restrictions was sentenced Wednesday to over six years in prison.

The man, Ty Garbin, 25, is the only person to have pleaded guilty out of the more than a dozen men facing state and federal charges stemming from the plot. Five of those charged in federal court pleaded not guilty and face trial in October.

U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker sentenced Garbin to 75 months in prison, followed by three years of probation, and a $2,500 fine.

Source : Pete Williams, “Man who plotted to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sentenced to over 6 years”, NBC News, August 25, 2021.