Two convicted for conspiring to kidnap the governor
(Grand Rapids, MI) - The conviction of 2-men for conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer shows that jurors in a deeply divided nation can still reach agreement in politically charged cases, according to experts. But it leaves unanswered questions about the potential for violence by extremists with a vendetta against government and law enforcement, they say. A federal jury in Grand Rapids returned guilty verdicts Tuesday against Adam Fox and Barry Croft-Junior on 2-counts of ‘conspiracy.’ Two others in the plot, Kaleb Franks and Ty Garbin, pleaded guilty earlier. Franks’ sentencing hearing is set for October-6th, Fox’s for December-12th, and Croft’s for December-28th. Garbin is serving a 6-year term, but prosecutors Wednesday asked a judge to cut that to-3 due to his “remarkable” assistance to the government.
Prosecutors said they planned to grab Whitmer at her vacation home and blow up a bridge to stop police from responding.