three far-right activists sentenced for trying to kidnap the governor of Michigan

Two other far-right activists had already been sentenced two months ago for orchestrating the kidnapping of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, because of the anti-Covid restrictions that the elected official had imposed in this state in the north of the United States .

Joseph Morrison, Paul Bellar and Pete Musico – all Michigan natives and described as members of the far-right Wolverine Watchmen militia – face up to 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, the Michigan attorney general has said Dana Nessel in a statement. Sentencing is scheduled for December 15, 2022.

“Today three defendants were convicted of material support for terrorism, gang membership and possession of a weapon in the commission of a crime to support a conspiracy to kidnap and kill me,” the Democrat said. Gretchen Whitmer on Twitter right after the Attorney General’s court ruling.

Incitement to Civil War

The plot to kidnap the governor, which Dana Nessel’s office says included inciting a civil war in the United States, caused a national outcry when it was revealed just weeks before the 2020 presidential election.

“Terrorist attacks and shootings are not spontaneous acts, they are the result of planning, conspiracy and the accumulation of resources for violent acts,” commented Dana Nessel.

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