Whitmer Kidnap Plotters Sentenced
Update: Dec 12-23, 2022
As previously reported in Updates from the Capitol, three members of the Wolverine Watchmen were to be sentenced on December 15 for their roles in supporting the plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
On October 26, Joseph Morrison, Paul Bellar, and Pete Musico were charged under Michigan’s Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002 and were later found guilty of providing support for terrorist acts, gang membership, and felony firearms. Among their proposed plans were to storm the State Capitol to take legislators hostage.
On December 15, the three men were given up to 20 years in prison for their charges. Musico will serve a minimum of 12 years, while Morrison and Bellar will serve minimum sentences of 10 years and seven years, respectively.