Published on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 20:29 Written by Michael Allen
In 2007, an unnamed undercover agent traded emails with August Kreis III, a leader of the Aryan Nations, who wanted to form a Nazi motorcycle club, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office's undercover agent became the Aryan Nations' recruiter for the 1st SS Kavallerie Brigade Motorcycle Division, which worked out of a clubhouse in St. Cloud, Florida.
In 2008, after Brian Klose became the new club's 'Fuhrer,' Kreis came to St. Cloud to meet new members .
Early members of the neo-Nazi motorcycle gang included two undercover FBI agents and an unnamed biker, who offered $1,000 to anyone willing to shoot a black man riding an ATV.
Later, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force installed hidden microphones and cameras in the St. Cloud clubhouse.
Klose's in-house explosives experts turned out to be the FBI undercover agents whom he asked repeatedly to build bombs for attacks that he was planning against a the [rival] Warlock motorcycle gang's clubhouse, in 2009.
In the spring of 2010, the local Joint Terrorism Task Force began looking at the American Front, another Nazi-influenced group of white supremacists that were conducting combat training in Osceola County, allegedly for an unspecified race war.
That police investigation relied on a former drug dealer to work as an informant.
Emailing agents late at night, the informant reported on whom he met, drugs sold, guns they carried and violent acts planned.
The two cases, the 1st SS Kavallerie Brigade Motorcycle Division and the American Front white-supremacist group, have resulted in 20 arrests on charges ranging from unsuccessful bombing of the rival gang's clubhouse, murder plots to drug dealing, illegal firearms possession and conducting paramilitary training in training for a race war.
Orange-Osceola State Attorney Lawson Lamar told the Orlando Sentinel: "The underlying aspect through all of it was that they were obtaining explosives and explosives expertise, and they intended to use them to kill people in the United States. We have a duty to stop what they were doing."
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