Co-leader of Whitmer kidnapping plot gets 16 years in prison


              Christopher Gibbons, the defense attorney representing Adam Fox, speaks to journalists outside the Gerald R. Ford Federal Building in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. Fox, considered one of the two leaders in a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, was sentenced to 16 years in prison. (Cory Morse/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
            
              U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge speaks to journalists outside the Gerald R. Ford Federal Building in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. Adam Fox, considered one of the two leaders in a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, was sentenced to 16 years in prison. (Cory Morse/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
            
              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.  A judge has been given two very different portrayals of Adam Fox. He faces a possible life sentence Tuesday, Dec. 17,  for conspiring to abduct Whitmer and blow up a bridge near her vacation home. Fox and Barry Croft Jr. were accused of being at the helm of a wild plot to whip up anti-government extremists just before the 2020 presidential election.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
            
              FILE - This image provided by the Kent County, Mich., Jail. shows Adam Fox.  A judge has been given two very different portrayals of Adam Fox. 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. Fox and Barry Croft Jr. were accused of being at the helm of a wild plot to whip up anti-government extremists just before the 2020 presidential election. (Kent County Jail via AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this courtroom drawing, from left, Brandon Caserta with his attorney Michael Darragh Hills, defendants Adam Fox, center, and Ty Garbin appear during a hearing in federal court in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Oct. 16, 2020. Federal prosecutors told a judge Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, that a life prison sentence would be justified for Fox, the leader of a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, saying his goal to turn the country upside down in 2020 was a forerunner of rampant anti-government extremism. (Jerry Lemenu via AP, File)
Co-leader of Whitmer kidnapping plot gets 16 years in prison