West Michigan brothers accused in Whitmer kidnapping plot are now out of jail
ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI – Twin brothers accused of conspiracy to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer have been released from prison on bail.
William and Michael Null, 38, were released from the Grand Traverse County jail on Thursday, December 3.
A judge on Wednesday changed their link from $ 250,000 to what’s called a 10 percent bond, which means they had to pay $ 25,000.
The Null brothers are accused of participating in a foiled plot to remove Whitmer from his vacation home in County Antrim. They took part in military-style training exercises, planning meetings and acted as “lookouts” during the surveillance of the Whitmer vacation home in September, state police said.
The arrests in this case stem from a multi-state investigation that began in early 2020 and has led to the arrests of 14 people with links to a militia calling themselves the Wolverine Watchmen.
As part of their bail conditions, they may not have any contact with anyone from the Wolverine or Liberty Michigan militias, must observe a 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew, may not have any contact with any representative government, except in their case, and they must be on a GPS tether with movement allowed only to reach a job.
Michael Null lives in Plainwell and William Null in Shelbyville. Both live in rural areas.
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