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Retrial of two men accused of Whitmer kidnapping attempt will proceed on Tuesday

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Barry Croft of Delaware at an event in Wisconsin in 2020 where an undercover FBI informant captured audio recordings.

Jury selection begins on Tuesday for the second federal trial for two men accused of plotting to kidnap governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The men were arrested in an FBI raid almost two years ago. A total of 14 men were charged over the alleged plot.

Two pleaded guilty in federal court.

Four went to trial, and two of those were found not guilty.

But, for the other two — Barry Croft and Adam Fox — there was a mistrial. Jurors couldn't agree on the charges.

So, starting Tuesday morning at 8:30 am, a second pool of jurors will be called into the federal courthouse in Grand Rapids for a second trial for Croft and Fox.

Dustin Dwyer is a reporter for a new project at Michigan Radio that will look at improving economic opportunities for low-income children. Previously, he worked as an online journalist for Changing Gears, as a freelance reporter and as Michigan Radio's West Michigan Reporter. Before he joined Michigan Radio, Dustin interned at NPR's Talk of the Nation, wrote freelance stories for The Jackson Citizen-Patriot and completed a Reporting & Writing Fellowship at the Poynter Institute.