Jury finds two men guilty of plot to abduct Michigan governor
A jury on Tuesday convicted two men accused of conspiring to trigger "a second American revolution" by kidnapping Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, handing the U.S. government a victory in its second attempt to prosecute the case.
The verdict against Adam Fox, 39, and Barry Croft Jr., 46, comes about four months after a federal judge in Grand Rapids, Michigan, declared a mistrial in the same case.
Two other defendants were found not guilty in the first trial.
The pair, who the government said were members of the Three Percenters militia group, were also found guilty of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction -
an explosive device that prosecutors say was intended to hinder law enforcement's response to the planned kidnapping.
Croft was found guilty of an additional charge of possession of an explosive device.
The men face the possibility of life in prison.
The 12-member jury panel deliberated for about eight hours over two days, according to the Detroit News.
In the retrial, prosecutors again used testimony from FBI informants and two key witnesses who pleaded guilty to kidnapping conspiracy charges.