Extortion Letter Said State Workers Would Die Unless Michigan Gov. Whitmer Paid $2 Million

January 11, 2021, 12:46 AM

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Photyo: State of Michigan)

The craziness of 2020 carries over into 2021.

Michigan State Police investigated an anonymous extortion letter from Indiana, mailed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, which said state employees would die unless she forked over $2 million in Bitcoin by Jan. 25, WXYZ reports. Authorities found the threat not to be credible.

"The MSP takes very seriously any threats made against elected officials or others," the Michigan State Police said in a statement. "Upon being notified of this letter by the Executive Office, we looked into it. Part of that review included consulting with the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center. Ultimately, it was determined not to be a credible threat."

No arrests are made yet, the Detroit Free Press says

News of the letter comes after violence at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday and a death plot against Whitmer foiled last fall. 

Read more:  WXYZ

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