"These are hard-core skinheads," Pitcavage said at the time, referring to the American Front’s 17 active members and associates in Central Florida. He described the group as one of the oldest continually active racist-skinhead groups in the country.
Questions about the investigation began shortly after the arrests, when bond for most members was set at $500,000 while Faella only had to post $50,000 and his wife Patricia just $5,000. The disparity was never explained by authorities. In April, all charges against Patricia Faella were dropped without explanation on the day of her scheduled trial. The decision was reached after consultation with Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton.
"While the State Attorney respects the public’s right to know what motivated this morning’s dismissals, the State Attorney requests patience from the public as it is inappropriate for him or his assistants to comment until the charges against Marcus Faella are also resolved," Ashton’s spokesman Richard Wallsh said in a written statement at the time.”