Jury finds man guilty of paramilitary training in Osceola County race war trial

American Front leader Marcus Faella faces paramilitary training charges


OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The accused leader of a white supremacist group in Osceola County was found guilty on Friday of paramilitary training.


Faella was accused of conducting paramilitary training to prepare his American Front followers for a race war in Central Florida. 

He was convicted of two counts of paramilitary training, a third-degree felony. Faella could face up to 10 years in prison.

On Thursday, a judge threw out charges that Faella conspired to shoot up a building and helped arm a convicted felon, fellow member Christopher Brooks.

The judge kept charges that accuse Faella of training American Front followers to incite a race war.

Both the state and defense wrapped up their closing arguments on Friday morning and the jury received the case just before noon.

The jurors came back with several questions, reviewing numerous videos that they wanted to see again.

Faella will be sentenced Nov. 10.

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