“You gentlemen are free to leave,” Judge Charles Hamlyn said after the not guilty verdicts were announced.
The jury obviously sympathized with the men whose lives were ruined as part of this scheme hatched by the FBI to frame political opposition of the Democrats as terror threats. One juror approached Molitor after the proceedings concluded and “said he was very sorry for all he had gone through” before shaking his hand and giving him a hug.
Unfortunately, two of the other men, Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr., were found guilty despite the federal role in conjuring the entire bogus sham. So justice was ultimately not served in all of these cases.