He faces a possible life sentence Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2022 for conspiring to abduct Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and blow up a bridge near her vacation home.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The co-leader of a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was sentenced Tuesday to 16 years in prison for conspiring to abduct the Democrat and blow up a bridge to ease an escape.
Adam Fox’s sentence is the longest of anyone convicted in the plot so far, though it’s significantly shorter than the life sentence that prosecutors sought.
They were accused of organizing a wild plot to whip up anti-government extremists just before the 2020 presidential election.
Something less than life gets the job done in this case,” Jonker said, later adding that 16 years behind bars “is still in my mind a very long time.”.
Jonker said he also considered the emotional baggage Whitmer has to carry due to the plot.
When the plot was extinguished, Whitmer blamed then-President Donald Trump , saying he had given “comfort to those who spread fear and hatred and division.” »