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Case against men involved with kidnapping plot will move forward

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A federal magistrate says the case against five of the men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer can proceed to a grand jury for charges.

A federal magistrate judge today [FRI] disagreed with defense attorneys that the alleged plot was just talk.

Bond hearings were also held for two of the men -- Adam Fox and Ty Garbin. They'll be held without bond.

A sixth man from Delaware is being transferred to Michigan to face potential federal charges.

Eight men face state charges.

Dustin Dwyer is a reporter for a new project at Michigan Radio that will look at improving economic opportunities for low-income children. Previously, he worked as an online journalist for Changing Gears, as a freelance reporter and as Michigan Radio's West Michigan Reporter. Before he joined Michigan Radio, Dustin interned at NPR's Talk of the Nation, wrote freelance stories for The Jackson Citizen-Patriot and completed a Reporting & Writing Fellowship at the Poynter Institute.