|Brian Holland in 2008|
Brian Holland is the second major informant to be found within the ranks of the NSM during the past five years, the other being David Gletty. Holland gave little cause for suspicion; unlike Hal Turner, who was an egotistical blowhard constantly probing the limits of legality, Holland was more of a grey-suited wingtipped type who scrupulously remained within the bounds of legality. Some Stormfronters seem unfamiliar with him. And when it came to compensation, Holland made Turner look like a piker. Forget about Turner's $2,000 per month; Holland was drawing up to $8,000 per month as a federal informant. And the NSM was only one of his targets; Holland was also used against PETA as well as an unspecified drug and gun smuggling ring.
The archive of the show is available, but only to paid Coast to Coast subscribers. However, I did find a free version of the audio posted on the ZFirelight blog. Holland's appearance covers Hours 2-4. Some feedback was posted on this other Stormfront thread; those who listened reported that Holland said he also snitched on David Duke and Aryan Nations, and that he was collaborating with the Southern Poverty Law Center. Here's the background summary from the Coast to Coast website:
...Holland detailed how, at the age of 18, he joined an organization in Virginia and quickly rose up the ranks of the movement. As his profile grew in the Neo Nazi subculture, Holland became the "national liaison" for a prominent White Power organization, trying to unite smaller groups, and was even named their Presidential candidate in 2008. Holland attributed his position as a public face of the White Power movement to his clean cut image and his understanding that less extreme rhetoric would help to entice new members.
Concurrent to Holland's ascension in the White Power movement, he was surreptitiously working for the FBI to provide them with information on various groups and individuals, beginning in 1999. He explained that the job entailed going to Neo Nazi gatherings as well as meetings with prominent leaders in the movement and then filing reports on the events for the government. According to Holland, at times he was making 7 or 8 thousand dollars a month as an informant and all of that income was tax free. He was also subjected to random polygraph tests to insure that his reports were accurate and that he wasn't withholding information. Based on his experience, including being tasked to infiltrate PETA, Holland surmised that there are government informants in most organizations, regardless of their agendas and beliefs.
Ultimately, and without warning, Holland saw his employment with the FBI terminated and was told that "now you don't exist." He lamented that "with the shake of a bureaucratic hand, the third highest ranking Neo Nazi in the country was put out to pasture after 11 years of risking my life." His break with the government was so stark that they refused to accept further information from him, including insight into a drug and gun smuggling ring that Holland had later uncovered. He expressed some trepidation that a handful of White Power movement members could seek retribution on him for his role as an informant. However, Holland said that he was actually more concerned that reprisal could come from the government, since he has seen, first hand, the depth and scope of their machinations.
According to Face to Face, Brian Holland is currently living near Richmond, VA and reportedly dealing with health issues. Holland is currently writing a book entitled "Living The Fence", which chronicles his experiences as an informant; the book is expected to be released this spring.