Two Men Convicted In Plot To Kidnap Governor

Michigan Men Convicted

Two men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were found guilty of conspiracy and attempting to procure a weapon of mass destruction.

Barry Croft Jr. and Adam Fox have been convicted of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 over their disgust with restrictions early in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Nils Kessler said the defendants were outside Whitmer’s house with night-vision goggles and guns and a plan to kidnap her.

Defense lawyers portrayed Fox and Croft as “big talkers” and claimed FBI agents and informants fed their outrage and pulled them into their web.

“A bumbling, foul-mouthed, marijuana-smoking pair exercising free speech and incapable of leading anything as extraordinary as an abduction of a public official.” One of their lawyers said to the jury in this trial.

A jury in April failed to reach a unanimous verdict on Fox and Croft.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Two Men Convicted in Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer  The New York Times
  2. Michigan jury convicts 2 men of conspiracy to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer  Fox News
  3. Jury convicts two men of conspiring to kidnap Michigan governor  CNN
  4. Whitmer kidnapping plot: Jury convicts Adam Fox, Barry Croft  Detroit Free Press
  5. ‘Violence is never the answer,’ says FBI of men found guilty in Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot  MLive
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