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FBI agent in Gov. Whitmer kidnapping case arrested following domestic incident

The FBI's key public point man in the plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer now finds himself on the other side of the law.


FBI Special Agent Richard Trask of Kalamazoo has been arraigned on one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, accused of assaulting his wife during a domestic incident, which carries up to 10 years in prison.


Trask has been with the FBI since 2011 and has been a public point man in the investigation on the plot against the governor.


Trask's arrest comes at a time where defense lawyers for the five men accused of the kidnapping conspiracy are now claiming entrapment from the FBI, and the five are merely big talkers who had no intention of carrying out the plot against Whitmer.

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