Stories tagged: "Whitmer kidnapping"


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the crowd during inauguration ceremonies, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Historic Term Begins in Michigan, as Gov. Whitmer Takes the Helm for a Second Time

“For the next four years, our task is to ensure that every Michigander, present and future, can succeed."

This combo of images provided by the Kent County, Mich., Jail. shows Barry Croft Jr., left, and Adam Fox. Jury selection started Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in the second trial of the two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 over their disgust with restrictions early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prosecutors are putting Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. on trial again after a jury in April couldn't reach a verdict. Two co-defendants were acquitted and two more pleaded guilty earlier. (Kent County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Judge Denies Bid for New Trial in Whitmer Kidnapping Case

A federal judge has denied a new trial request by two men convicted of conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Paul Bellar, middle, appears before Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 for trial in Jackson, Mich. Paul Bellar, Joseph Morrison and Pete Musico are charged in connection with a 2020 anti-government plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP, Pool)
Prosecutor: Men Planned to ‘Target’ Cops to Assist in Whitmer Kidnapping

Each man is charged with three crimes related to a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, including providing material support for a terrorist act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attends an event with President Joe Biden in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Explainer: 3 More Men on Trial in ‘Heinous’ Plot to Kidnap Whitmer

A scheme to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 will get yet another airing in a different court when three men face trial this week.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon speaks to a crowd at a GOP rally in Lansing. ('Gander Newsroom/Kyle Kaminski)
Tudor Dixon Slammed for ‘Dangerous Rhetoric’ on Whitmer Kidnapping Plot

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tudor Dixon on Friday compared Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's policies to the 2020 plot to kidnap the governor—remarks that Democrats have since sharply criticized as making light of a serious and dangerous crime.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Five Men tied to Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Face Key Hearing in Antrim County

A judge began hearing evidence Monday to determine if five men will face trial for their alleged roles in a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses members of the media and Midland County residents during a press conference at the temporary shelter at the school, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Midland.  (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)
Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Convictions Unlikely to Curb Extremism

Experts think the conviction of two men for conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer leaves unanswered questions about the potential for violence by extremists with a vendetta against government and law enforcement.