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Kingsford, Michigan Man Arrested on Charges in Connection with Explosive Components Found at Federal Building in Detroit

U.S. Attorney’s Office March 24, 2011
  • Eastern District of Michigan (313) 226-9100

A 42-year old man from Kingsford, Michigan, located in the Upper Peninsula, was arrested this morning on charges relating to explosive components found at the McNamara Federal Building in Detroit on February 26, 2011, announced United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade. McQuade was joined in the announcement by Andrew G. Arena, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Arrested was Gary John Mikulich. Mikulich will be making an appearance in federal court in Marquette tomorrow morning. Mikulich is an engineering graduate of Michigan Tech University who has long complained of the FBI generally, and FBI Detroit in particular. Specifically, Mikulich frequently complains to local law enforcement officers about the FBI’s “card system.” This “card system” is responsible, according to Mikulich’s complaints to local law enforcement officers, for the murder of Mikulich’s father and thousands of other people.

Mikulich and his vehicle match the description of an individual who purchased a Husky brand tool bag and a GE timer used in the commission of the crime alleged in the complaint. Mikulich made the purchase of these items from the Home Depot store in Iron Mountain, Michigan, on February 14, 2011. Moreover, Mikulich’s white Oldsmobile was spotted in Livingston County—450 miles from his home and just 50 miles from Detroit—in the early morning hours of February 25, 2011.

Also, search warrants were executed this morning at Mukulich’s residence and his vehicle. The complaint charges one count of 18 U.S.C. section 844(f), maliciously attempting to damage or destroy, by means of an explosive, any building, vehicle, or other personal or real property in whole or in part owned or possessed by, or leased to, the United States, or any department or agency thereof. A conviction of this offense carries a penalty of five to 20 years in prison or a $250,000 fine, or both. Any sentence would ultimately be imposed under the United States Sentence Guidelines according to the nature of the offense and the criminal background, if any, of the defendant.

A complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.

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