Eric Molitor William Null and Michael Null

Eric Molitor and brothers William Null and Michael Null were among 14 men, described by prosecutors as anti-government extremists, charged in a scheme to kidnap Michigan's governor weeks before the November 2020 election. They were angered by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's COVID-19 policies, which shut down schools and restricted the economy. The plotters were members of paramilitary groups and spoke of attacking the state Capitol and police to ignite civil war. The plotters intended to abduct Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Molitor and the Null brothers, all from Michigan, are charged with providing material support for terrorist acts - punishable by up to 20 years in prison - and illegally possessing firearms. The Null brothers have been portrayed as close allies of convicted plot leader Adam Fox who is now serving a 16-year prison sentence after his conviction on federal conspiracy charges. Fox has invoked his right against self-incrimination so will not testify in this trial. Two other defendants, Brian Higgins and Shawn Fix, pleaded guilty to reduced charges earlier this year and have agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.