The self-proclaimed founder of a violent white supremacist group who was arrested after undercover FBI agents said he agreed to a murder-for-hire plot is set to go on trial in federal court Monday in West Palm Beach, court records show.
Adrian Apodaca faces six charges stemming from the FBI sting that ended in October when he was arrested after driving to Georgia to kill a man in exchange for $5,000 and fake identification, according to the complaint.
Apodaca, who claimed to have killed a lot of people in New Mexico, came to the attention of the FBI after someone tipped the agency off that he was living in a trailer behind the clubhouse of the Dirty White Boys Motorcycle Club in Davie, the Sun Sentinel reported.
During the months-long investigation, undercover agents posed as members of a criminal organization with extremist beliefs, according to the complaint.
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Agents collected evidence including recordings of Apodaca discussing past crimes, witnessed him transporting what he thought was cocaine and documented his trip to Georgia to kill someone, the Sun Sentinel reported.
The defense, the paper reported, argues there is no evidence that Apodaca committed any crimes he bragged about.