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Michigan Governor-Men who plotted kidnap get 19 years in prison

A militia member Barry Croft Jr who plotted to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, have been sentenced to 19 years and seven months in prison.

This comes one day after his fellow militia member, Adam Fox, was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

According to the Department of Justice, 39-year-old Fox, and 47-year-old-Croft, “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”.

Prosecutors said the men’s goal was to ignite a civil war.

After the first trial for Fox and Croft ended in a hung jury, they were found guilty in August of kidnapping conspiracy and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. Croft also was convicted of possessing an unregistered destructive device.

Fourteen people were arrested in the kidnapping plot, according to the AP, While Fox and Croft were accused of the most serious charges.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas; editing by Julian Osamoto