The mastermind behind a conspiracy to abduct Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
On Tuesday, Adam Fox, 39, appeared before Richard Jonker, the judge of the US District Court.
Early this year, he and other militiamen were found guilty of plotting to kidnap Ms. Whitmer from her vacation home.
After she enacted Covid regulations early in the pandemic, the group targeted the governor in 2020.
A kidnapping plan involving the governor of Michigan resulted in two people being found guilty.
Fox was found guilty of planning to use a weapon of mass devastation to blow up a bridge in order to flee after the kidnapping, in addition to his conspiracy to kidnap Ms. Whitmer.
Fox and others intended to take Ms. Whitmer hostage and bring her to a “trial” on fabricated treason accusations.
Judge Jonker rejected the prosecution’s demand for a life sentence, saying it could achieve a deterrent effect without it. He did, however, emphasise that “severe punishment” was required.
“The government’s depictions of Adam Fox are meant to intimidate the public,” asserted Fox’s attorney Christopher Gibbons.
He stated that “these theatrical portrayals of Adam Fox do not appropriately reflect his actual intents or his genuine talent since they do not properly address his actual behaviour.”
In August, a federal court convicted Fox and his co-defendant Barry Croft Jr. guilty. Croft, a militia member of the Three Percenters organization, is scheduled to receive his punishment on Wednesday.