Federal Prosecutors Ask For More Time to Indict in Governor Kidnapping Case

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to give them more time to seek a grand jury indictment in an alleged scheme to kidnap Governor Whitmer.

Prosecutors are requesting an extra 40 days until mid-December to seek a grand jury indictment.

They say they are sorting through evidence, including explosive device components, which could lead to additional charges.

Authorities say members of two anti-government paramilitary groups plotted the kidnapping of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Six men are charged in federal court.

A judge previously said there is enough evidence for prosecutors to seek an indictment by the first week of November.

Prosecutors say defense attorneys have raised no objections to an extension.