Co-leader in Whitmer kidnapping plot sentenced to more than 19 years in prison

Posted on AllSides December 28th, 2022
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Barry Croft Jr., 47, one of the ringleaders in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison by a U.S. District Court judge on Wednesday.

Why it matters: Croft's co-defendant, Adam Fox, 39, a second leader of the plot to violently attack and overthrow the state government in 2020, received a prison sentence of 16 years on Tuesday.

Both were convicted in August of conspiring to abduct and conspiring to obtain a weapon of mass destruction, and both faced possible life sentences over the convictions.

They had been members of...

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