Ryan Jarvi, spokesman for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, told the Associated Press on Thursday that one more person has been charged.
Nessel told WXYZ on Wednesday night that more than one additional person had been charged in the plot.
No other information was given, apart from the new charges being on the state level.
Jarvi didn’t answer phone calls on Thursday.
Seven men were charged federally in the plot. All face up to life in prison if convicted.
Six others were charged on the state level. They face a minimum of 20 years in prison if convicted.
Authorities said the group, which included members of the Wolverine Watchmen militia, plotted to abduct Whitmer on her way to or from her vacation home because they thought she was acting like a tyrant by imposing harsh restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The alleged conspirators used operational security measures, including communicating by encrypted messaging platforms and used code words and phrases in an attempt to avoid detection by law enforcement. Among other activities, members of this conspiracy on two occasions, conducted coordinator coordinated surveillance on the governor’s vacation home,” U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan Andrew Birge told reporters last week.
Whitmer, a Democrat, has referred to the men as “sick and depraved.”
Three of the suspects were denied bond on Oct. 13 after defense lawyers argued the group merely talked big but did little to act on their discussions.
None of the suspects appear to have been released as of yet.