Documents describe how Osceola County hate group trained



OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - WFTV has obtained new documents that describe how an Osceola County white supremacist group  trained and recruited members.

Hundreds of pages of discovery were released Tuesday in the case involving the American Front hate group. WFTV reported in May how the group was accused of planning a race war with specific targets that included Orlando City Hall!

According to the newly released documents, an undercover informant risked his life to expose the group, and the evidence helped lead to the arrests of 13 suspected members.

The documents also include a list of the weapons seized during a search of the property. Authorities found more than 25 firearms, including sniper rifles, shotguns, pistols and several loaded AK-47s. The inventory also included knives, bulletproof vests and ammunition and camouflage suits.

There's also an email from suspect Marcus Faella to a pro-white group in Montana. In the email, Faella offers to help the group form an American Front chapter there.

"We would be honored to patch over a group of quality individuals such as yourselves," the email said.

The undercover informant posed as a member of American Front, and his regular reports to authorities read like a diary. The informant described the group's regular training sessions and secretly captured video of their activities.

According to the documents, the evidence includes video of American Front members grinding down screwdrivers they planned to use as weapons, and another video shows members talking about testing out their camouflage by suiting up and then having their children try to find them.

According to the documents, Faella was paranoid about being recorded and started collecting cellphones before meetings, allegedly telling members, ""If I find out any of you are informants, I will (expletive) kill you."

Just before turning over his phone, the informant managed to remove the memory card. Documents suggest he sneaked away and called police, telling them he was afraid for his life.

The videos and photos he collected still have not been released and are being reviewed by several agencies, including the FBI.