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Pete Musico biography: 13 things about Wolverine Watchmen co-founder

Pete Musico

Pete Musico

Pete Musico is a white man from Michigan, United States. He is one of the two founding members of the militia group called the Wolverine Watchmen, which is anti-government and anti-law enforcement.

The Wolverine Watchmen was involved in the thwarted plot to kidnap 49th Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer while the U.S. is battling against the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  1. He was born in 1978.
  2. In 1995, he pleaded guilty to a felony count of forgery in Livingston County, Michigan.
  3. He faced more than $9,300 in financial judgments against him in Alabama, USA, where he stayed for almost 10 years.
  4. He lived in various parts of Michigan including Ann Arbor, Brighton, Munith, Whitmore Lake and Ypsilanti.
  5. In 2016, he took to Twitter to praise Donald Trump and call for Hillary Clinton‘s imprisonment.
  6. He lived in a trailer park in between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor.
  7. From the trailer park, he moved to a house on 8008 Dunn Road in Munith, which is owned by his Wolverine Watchmen co-founder Joseph Morrison, the father of one of his grandchildren. They hosted multiple tactical training sessions with other members of the militia group at the property.
  8. He and Morrison co-founded the Wolverine Watchmen, which started recruiting members via Facebook in November 2019.
  9. In 2019, he posted on YouTube a video of himself criticizing Whitmer’s policies around auto ownership and implied that he was going to obtain an in-person interview with her.
  10. On October 8, 2020, he and Morrison were held in Jackson County Jail in Jackson County, Michigan. They were arraigned in Jackson County with a cash bond set at $10 million each. They are scheduled for a probable cause conference at 1 p.m. on October 16, 2020 and a preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. on October 21, 2020.
  11. On October 9, 2020, YouTube removed his account due to multiple or severe violations of the online video-sharing platform’s policy on violence.
  12. He was charged with threat of terrorism, gang membership, providing material support for terrorist acts and carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.
  13. Philip Curtis was appointed as his attorney.

(This is a developing story. Updates will be added as soon as they are available.)

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