The Final Trial Is Set to Begin Three Years After a Failed Attempt to Kidnap Michigan's Governor

The last defendants accused of taking part in a bizarre scheme to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer go on trial Monday

They were enraged by Whitmer's COVID-19 policies, which closed schools and controlled the economy, according to court records.

According to the records, the plotters were members of paramilitary groups who discussed assaulting the state Capitol and police in order to spark civil war.

So far, nine men have been convicted in state or federal court, four of whom pleaded guilty. Two others were acquitted during the trial.

The final case's jury selection is slated to begin on Monday. 

Opening arguments are set for Wednesday in Antrim County, a tourist destination noted for its cherry and apple orchards, gorgeous lakes, and picturesque villages.

Elk Rapids, where Whitmer maintains a vacation property, is one of them.

However, informants and undercover FBI agents have been operating within the gang for months, resulting to arrests.

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