The eighth prosecution in state and federal courts since authorities thwarted an incredible conspiracy by anti-government rebels in 2020 occurred on Wednesday when a man accused of helping a plot to abduct Michigan’s governor entered a guilty plea.
Shawn Fix claimed to have contributed materially to a terrorist act, specifically the plan to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer at her vacation home in Antrim County. Attorneys agreed to remove a charge of using a weapon.
Prosecutors claim that Fix trained with the Wolverine Watchmen, a militia for “politically motivated violence,” and that at a five-hour meeting he conducted at his Belleville home, there was extensive discussion about kidnapping Whitmer.
Fix, 40, confessed assisting the plot’s Adam Fox in determining Whitmer’s residence’s exact location. This crucial information was needed for a 2020 ride to locate the house in northern Michigan.
Fix replied to the judge, “Guilty.”