By Matt Christopherson

(CBS Detroit) – A federal judge sets a new date for the trial of five men accused in the plot against Governor Whitmer.

The trial originally scheduled for March 23rd in Grand Rapids is being pushed back to October 12th.

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The new date comes nearly one year after federal agents uncovered the plot back in October 2020.

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US District, Judge Robert Jonker, says the delay will give defense lawyers more time to prepare.

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