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Adam Fox sentenced to 16 years for attempted kidnap

The leader of a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Adam Fox, 39, appeared in front of US District Court Judge Richard Jonker, in Grand Rapids on Tuesday.

Earlier this year he was found guilty of planning to abduct Ms Whitmer, from her holiday home with other militiamen.

The group targeted the Democratic governor in 202,0 because she imposed Covid rules early in the pandemic.

According to BBC, Fox was sentenced for planning to use a weapon of mass destruction to blow up a bridge after the kidnapping, to make it easier to escape.

Fox and his co-defendant Barry Croft Jr, 47, were found guilty in August by a federal court, and Croft, who is also a member of the three Percenters militia group, is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday.

The kidnapping plot was largely motivated by the militia group’s opposition to public health measures during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Writing by Adeniyi Bakare; Editing by Julian Osamoto