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Adam Fox sentenced to 16 years for role in Whitmer kidnapping plot

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Posted at 5:07 AM, Dec 27, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Adam Fox, convicted conspirator in the plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, has been sentenced to spend 16 years behind bars.

Fox was convicted in August along with Barry Croft, after a second trial questioning the pair's roles in the plot to kidnap and kill Governor Whitmer.

Prosecutors argued Fox's actions and the plans to blow up bridges — and cause other disruptions to public infrastructure — falls squarely under "terrorism enhancement." The defense disagreed.

Fox was sentenced at the federal courthouse in Grand Rapids Tuesday morning. Barry Croft is expected to be sentenced Dec. 28.

Attorney General Dana Nessel released the following statement:

“Today’s sentencing sends a clear message that domestic terrorism will not be tolerated.

Adam Fox’s actions undermined the security of every Michigan resident. I remain deeply grateful to Judge Jonker, the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, the Michigan State Police and every person who worked together to ensure justice was served.”

You can find everything we've covered in the plot to kidnap and kill Governor Gretchen Whitmerhere.

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