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Three men accused of participating in a scheme to abduct Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were reportedly declared not guilty on Friday following a two-week trial.
Early in October 2020, the FBI declared they had detained 13 guys who they believed were planning to abduct Whitmer and topple the state government.
The Wolverine Watchmen was a group that about half of the people in the group belonged to.
BREAKING The final three defendants in the Whitmer kidnapping case have all just been acquitted on all counts in Antrim County court in Michigan. Eric Molitor, Bill Null and Michael Null were found not guilty by the jury after a 2 week trial. pic.twitter.com/vrYPc9qusB
Seven other men were accused of committing state offenses, while six other men were prosecuted in federal court.
The six defendants in the federal court case were Adam Fox, Ty Garbin, Barry Croft Jr., Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, and Brandon Caserta. Paul Bellar, Shawn Fix, Eric Molitor, Michael Null, William Null, and Pete Musico were the seven men accused of committing state offenses.
On Friday, the jury returned a not-guilty verdict for Eric Molitor, Bill Null, and Michael Null.
Barry Croft, Jr. received a sentence of 19 years and 7 months in prison; Adam Fox, 16 years; Joseph Morrison, 10–20 years; Paul Bellar, 7–20 years; Pete Musico, 6 years and 3 months; Ty Garbin, 6 years and 3 months; and Kaleb Franks, 4 years.