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Judge denies bid for new trial in Michigan governor kidnapping case

2 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

A federal judge has denied a new trial request by two men convicted of conspiring to kidnap Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Lawyers for Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. alleged misconduct by a juror and unfairness by U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker following their conviction by a federal jury in August.
Jonker in a written ruling Friday shot down claims of juror misconduct and said he found “no constitutional violation and no credible evidence” to convene a new hearing.
Fox and Croft face up to life in prison when they're sentenced Dec. 28.
Whitmer, who was reelected Nov. 8 to a...
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