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Leader of Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Sentenced to Over 19 Years Behind Bars

HeadlineDec 29, 2022

A federal judge in Michigan has sentenced Delaware trucker Barry Croft to nearly 20 years in prison for masterminding the foiled 2020 kidnapping plot against Governor Gretchen Whitmer. It’s the longest sentence handed down in the case, though prosecutors had argued for a life sentence, calling Croft the “spiritual leader” of the far-right, anti-government group of convicts.

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