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Delaware suspect in Whitmer plot was pardoned last year

Michigan Governor Kidnapping Plot
Posted at 7:49 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 19:49:02-04

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware man charged in federal court with conspiring to kidnap Michigan's governor has a long criminal history and received a pardon just last year from Delaware’s governor.

Barry Croft Jr. was being held Friday at a Delaware prison after being arrested by the FBI.

Records show Croft spent three years in prison after a 1997 conviction for possessing a firearm during a felony.

Gov. John Carney granted Croft a pardon last year for the 1997 gun charge and several other crimes.

The pardon was granted one week after state officials filed a tax lien against Croft for more than $36,700.