Architect of plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer to face sentence


              Josh Blanchard, defense attorney for Barry Croft Jr., speaks outside the Gerald R. Ford Federal Building in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. Croft, considered one of the two leaders in a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison. (Cory Morse/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
            
              FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of Justice shows Barry Croft Jr. Croft, a Delaware trucker described as a co-leader of the conspiracy to kidnap Michigan’s governor, was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, a day after an accomplice received 16 years behind bars. (Delaware Department of Justice via AP, File)
            
              FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of Justice shows Barry Croft Jr. Croft, a Delaware trucker described as a co-leader of the conspiracy to kidnap Michigan’s governor, was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, a day after an accomplice received 16 years behind bars. (Delaware Department of Justice via AP, File)
            
              FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of Justice shows Barry Croft Jr. Croft, a Delaware trucker described as a co-leader of the conspiracy to kidnap Michigan’s governor, was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, a day after an accomplice received 16 years behind bars. (Delaware Department of Justice via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the media after signing the final piece of a $76 billion state budget into law, July 20, 2022, in Detroit. Adam Fox, the co-leader of a plot to kidnap Whitmer, was sentenced Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, to 16 years in prison for conspiring to abduct the Democrat and blow up a bridge to ease an escape. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
            
              FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of Justice shows Barry Croft Jr. Prosecutors are recommending a life prison sentence for the co-leader of the conspiracy to kidnap Michigan’s governor. They have reminded a judge that social media posts and secretly recorded conversations revealed a chilling desire by Croft Jr. to spark a “reign of terror” in 2020. Croft Jr. is due in federal court Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, a day after key ally Adam Fox was sentenced to 16 years in prison after prosecutors also recommended a life sentence for him. (Delaware Department of Justice via AP, File)
Architect of plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer to face sentence