Using informants and undercover agents, the plot was foiled by the FBI in October 2020, resulting in Michigan prosecutors filing charges against some of the men and federal authorities filing charges against others.
“Make no mistake, the quick actions of law enforcement saved lives,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement on Wednesday. “We are pleased the jury clearly understood that.”
“These defendants believed violence was an appropriate way to address an ideological grievance,” said FBI spokesperson Special Agent Mara Schneider. “Today’s verdict sends a clear message they were wrong.”
The trio will be sentenced on Dec. 15.
In August, two other men involved in the plot, leader Adam Fox and Barry Croft, were convicted in federal court on charges of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction.