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U.S. veteran worked at the FBI to expose KKK members to law enforcement agencies

Former FBI informant Joseph Moore blocked two murder plans and exposed Clansman, who has worked for more than a decade in Florida law enforcement agencies.

The FBI first requested Moore to infiltrate a rural clan group in northern Florida in 2007. (AP)

Joseph Moore has lived a secret double life for nearly a decade.

From time to time, U.S. Army veterans wore white robes and hoods as Ku Klux Klan hitmen, attended secret meetings, participated in cross-burning, and helped plan the killing of black men.

Moore wore something else during his years at the Clan — Wire for the FBI. He recorded a conversation with fellow Clanman and shared what he had learned with a federal agent trying to crack down on white supremacists at a law enforcement agency in Florida.

According to court records, the four married fathers helped the federal government block at least two murder plans. He was also an active informant when the FBI exposed clan members working as law enforcement officers at the Florida city, county, and state levels.

Except to testify in court, the 50-year-old has never publicly discussed his undercover investigation at the KKK.

However, he contacted reporters after the Associated Press published a series of stories about white supremacists working in Florida prisons.

“The FBI wanted me to collect as much information as possible about these individuals and confirm their identities,” Moore said of the law enforcement officers involved in the clan.

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Radical network in law enforcement

The FBI first requested Moore to infiltrate a rural clan group in northern Florida in 2007.

Moore said he had encountered dozens of police officers, prison guards, deputy sheriffs, and other law enforcement officers involved in clans and outlaw motorcycle clubs.

He warned the federal government about plans to kill Hispanic truck drivers, he said. He then turned the FBI to an adjutant at the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, who was a member of the same group. The FBI has also identified members of Cransel working at a police station in Fruitland Park, Florida.

His year as an informant happened at a critical time for domestic terrorist activity. In 2006, the FBI circulated intelligence about clans and other groups trying to break into law enforcement classes. According to the assessment, some law enforcement agencies volunteered for “expert resources for the cause of the white supremacists they sympathize with.”

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Hidden in the invisible place

Moore admitted that for a successful undercover investigation, he needed to change to a completely different person.

“We laid out the characters that were abroad. We won medals in battle,” Moore said. “It had experience in special operations and was more experienced than I was, but someone who is confident would be a useful asset for a much higher level organization.”

In 2014, Moore revealed three former prison guards involved in a black man’s murder program. The plot was run among a group of other executive clan members at the Reception and Medical Center in Lake Butler, Florida. New prisoners are processed in this prison. He said police officers he knew were actively recruiting in prison.

The Florida Correctional Bureau disagrees with the claim, but Moore claims to have seen evidence of a more prevalent problem.

After Moore testified in the case, his FBI work was over because he had been publicly identified.

Today, he and his family live under a new name.

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Source: AP

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