Herb Stanton was Don Self's superior at Homeland Security who worked to bring down the Company.
Herb Stanton was an pessimistic Homeland Security special agent working on a top secret operation (only 3 people were aware of that: Stanton, Self and Senator Dallow). He was Self'superior and totally against this secret operation at first and tried to put an end many times but was often called back by Darrow. But after some days he began to trust Self and was congratulate him when he announce that Scofield has Scylla.When Self take back Scylla he receives a call from Self and heard him being killed by Burrows (of course all of this was false and planned by Self to dissapear with Scylla), believing him dead Stanton began to hunt the brothers but soon discovered that Self had gone rogue and stole Scylla for his own profit. He make a call to Senator Darrow to inform him of the situation and both decided to lure the brothers into a trap and killed them to make all the evidence of an secret operation disappearing believing that they are the only aware of an operation. Unluckely they are approaches by a Marshall named Sooter to help them putting the brothers in a jail. Stanton capture Burrows and make Michael join him in the warehouse of the team and he try to kill them but he's stopped by Sooter (who shot him in the chest) and is revealed to be an Company agent.