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AG Nessel Issues Statement on Conspiracy Conviction
August 23, 2022
LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the statement below following the conviction in federal court of two men who conspired to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer:
“Those who threaten the lives of public officials must be held accountable. No one should have to forfeit their safety or that of their loved ones in exchange for pursuing public service. If domestic terrorists are allowed to get away with acts of violence against the people’s representatives, they may soon turn that violence on our communities and residents. Today’s verdict is a victory for the rule of law and a significant defeat for domestic terrorism. I have a zero-tolerance for such acts and look forward to pursuing the state’s cases in court.”