Skooter reporting 05/10/12
A white supremacist group training near Orlando and Disney World for a “race war” has been rounded up in strings of arrests in central Florida, the report said. Ten alleged members were arrested based on evidence from a confidant who broke into the neo-Nazi organization the so-called the “American Front” (AF) some 17 months ago, according to an arrest affidavit.
The neo-Nazi group is a military-styled, anti-Semitic, white supremacist, skinhead organization and is known as a domestic terrorist organization, the affidavit said. Its local head, Marcus Faella, 39, reportedly been planning and preparing the group AF for what he thought to be a foreseeable race war, and had said that he intent to kill Jews, immigrants and other minorities.
It was reported that the AF paramilitary training camp is massively fortified on Faella’s isolated property in St. Cloud, Florida, located 11 miles from the Walt Disney World theme parks. The AF training ground was protected by two pit bull dogs, a barbed wire fence and trenches. He had a residential trailer whose walls are fortified and had firing ports.
It is said Faella lately had been scheming a disturbance at Orlando City Hall and a clash against a rival skinhead group in coastal Melbourne in an attempt to garner media mileage, but had also been testing with the possibility of manufacturing the biological toxin ricin.
Faella and other members of the AF considered themselves as the protectors of the white race, the affidavit said. What’s more Faella also believed the race war will take place within the next few years based on current world events.
Besides Faella, those arrested were Christopher Brooks, 27, of Palm Bay; Richard Stockdale, 23, of St. Cloud; Kent McLellan, 22, of St. Cloud; Patricia Faella, 36, of St. Cloud; Jennifer McGowan, 25, of Cocoa; Mark McGowan, 29, of Cocoa; Diane Stevens, 28, of Kissimmee; Paul Jackson, 25, of St. Cloud; and Dustin Perry, 21, of Kissimmee.
Marcus and Patricia Faella have already been released on a bond totaling $500,000 each.