Sixteen years in prison for trying to kidnap the governor of Michigan

Spread the love

Sixteen years in prison for wanting to kidnap the governor of Michigan

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer at a Democratic Party rally in February 2021.

A man was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Tuesday for planning a conspiracy to to remove the Democratic governor of the US state of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer.

Adam Fox, 39, was the head of a group of far-right activists, arrested in October 2020.

According to the act of x27;charge, these men blamed the governor for being a tyrant because of COVID restrictions, and were planning to remove her in order to put her on trial.

They reportedly monitored the area around his vacation home and took photos of a bridge they planned to blow up as a diversion during the kidnapping.

Rest assured that we will do everything to thwart conspiracies of this type, said in a press release Andrew Birge, a former federal prosecutor who was appointed by the Department of Justice to oversee the trial.

Adam Fox had pleaded not guilty at his trial, claiming to have been framed by undercover federal police agents and informants who, according to them, pushed them to act, to train, to train; arm.

A few weeks earlier, three other members of this group had been sentenced by a Michigan court to terms of 7 to 12 years in prison.

In 2020, the arrest of these activists illustrated the growing threat posed by radical right-wing militias, which was later confirmed e during the storming of the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021, which was attended by members of groups such as the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys.

Previous Article
Next Article