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Adam Fox: Man who plotted to kidnap Michigan governor sentenced to 16 years in prison

Adam Fox: Man who plotted to kidnap Michigan governor sentenced to 16 years in prison

Adam Fox, a militia member who plotted to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Tuesday, according to the Department of Justice.

After his first trial ended in a hung jury, Fox was found guilty in August of kidnapping conspiracy and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Fox, 39, faced up to life in prison.

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“He will serve a long term in prison for his role in the plot to kidnap the Governor and spark further violence,” said Andrew Birge, the former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Michigan who was appointed to oversee the trial.

“Domestic terrorism has been a top priority for the Department of Justice since its inception. Rest assured, we will make every effort to foil such plots and hold those responsible accountable.”

Fox and another convicted militia member, Barry Croft Jr., “intended to kidnap Governor Whitmer from her vacation cottage near Elk Rapids, Michigan” in 2020 and use “destructive devices to facilitate their plot by harming and hindering the governor’s security detail and any responding law enforcement officers,” according to the Department of Justice.

Prosecutors claimed the men intended to start a civil war.

source:summarybio.com