Adam Fox was convicted in August of conspiring to abduct Gretchen Whitmer after a mistrial
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One of the purported leaders of a failed plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was sentenced to 16 years in prison in federal court on Tuesday.
Prosecutors described Adam Fox as the “driving force urging [the plotters’] recruits to take up arms, kidnap the governor and kill those who stood in their way,” while his co-defendant, Barry Croft Jr., provided bomb-making skills and “ideology.”
Fox was convicted of conspiring to kidnap Whitmer and attempting to obtain a weapon of mass destruction — a bomb that would have been used to blow up a bridge — in August after an earlier attempt to charge him and Croft with the conspiracy led to a mistrial.