We would like to introduce you to Calvin Joseph Stow-Ortiz (born 2003), who is known as “Arthur FL” within Patriot Front (PF). It is easy to identify Stow-Ortiz through the metadata of a Word document included in the PF data leak. That’s right, Stow-Ortiz got “doxed” through his .docx! PF member “Arthur FL” sent his leader, Thomas Rousseau, the Word document containing lyrics for a “marching song” he hoped the organization would adopt. (“Arthur FL” had taken a Finnish marching song and added his own cornball lyrics.) After “Arthur FL” sent his work to Rousseau, he received a terse “Will take a look” reply followed by complete silence, a fact which suggests that the lyrics were too embarrassing even for Rousseau.
Stow-Ortiz’s leaked communications as “Arthur FL” show that he traveled regularly to promote PF and do “activism” for the group. He mentioned one trip with PF member “Ulysses FL” to southern Georgia, where “We hit Bainbridge, Thomasville, then Valdosta” with PF propaganda. Stow-Ortiz also attended a November 20 training session with Florida PF members and “unaffiliates” (sympathizers who are not formally part of the group). This training session was in preparation for PF’s December 4, 2021 national rally in Washington, DC. PF assigned Stow-Ortiz to the “screen left” shield-bearing section for this masked rally. Stow-Ortiz later commented that during this march, “half our guys [in the organization] weren’t even [marching] in step”.
Meet the newest nazi transplant from Florida to the Asheville area, Charles Sean Conry AKA Jesse NC. Charlie is an active member of the fascist white supremacist organization Patriot Front.
Conry is responsible for the bulk of fascist propaganda placed in WNC over the last six months including stickers, stenciled graffiti and banner drops. He is the main creator of the stencils and banners for the western half of North Carolina using a Cricut machine to make his fascist stencils
While Patriot Front likes to try to keep their image as clean as they can get, members break organizational rules: as did Charles when he posted a swastika on a local bookstore along with PF stickers on the night of January 8th. He was also spotted placing stickers in downtown Asheville with another yet-to-be-identified individual.
Colton Michael Brown is a Network Director in the neo-Nazi, fascist group Patriot Front. He operates under the name “John WA” and lives in Ravensdale, WA.
As a Network Director, the highest leadership role you can obtain under national leader Thomas Rousseau, Brown enforces and contributes to Patriot Front’s white supremacist culture and hatred. Brown’s area of responsibility includes the officially-designated “Network 8” (often stylized “NW8” or “Network VIII”1) in western Washington state, plus the less-developed “clusters” in Oregon and Eastern Washington/Idaho.
We are unmasking two members of Patriot Front in Georgia: Karter Regan Brown of Marietta and Christian Ian Foshee of Milledgeville. Patriot Front is a white supremacist and fascist organization, formed as a splinter from and rebrand of Vanguard America in the aftermath of 2017’s bloody “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The organization is known for carefully choreographed marches, incessant placement of propaganda, and a nationwide defacement campaign against anti-racist murals, community spaces, and memorials to victims of police murder. All these activities are symbolic acts of intimidation, foreshadowing more literal violence. Patriot Front has tried to hide the identity of its members, but their organization has recently suffered a massive data leak.
Both Brown (“Jackson GA” within Patriot Front) and Foshee (“Jesse GA”) are visible in footage from the organization’s training camp in Tallahassee, Florida, which was held last October. Christian Foshee is also visible in an image of Patriot Front’s drill formations at a Unionville, Virginia camp, just before the racist group held its December 4th national rally in Washington, DC. Karter Brown also attended the December Patriot Front rally in Washington DC, renting a van for Patriot Front members from Georgia to drive to the event.
Anti-Fascists unaffiliated with Philly Antifa have identified one member, known in Patriot Front chats as Alan-PA, as Dustin Sargent, owner of Sargent and Sons Masonry in Kunkletown, PA. We have independently confirmed the information sent to us through the above mentioned data leak and social media posts by Sargent.
Luke Paule was identified as Patriot Front’s Network Director for southern Illinois and eastern Missouri (“Network XII”) by Unicorn Riot, when the media group revealed leaks of Patriot Front’s internal chat server in January 2022. Patriot Front members must choose pseudonyms when they join the fascist group, and Luke Paule’s alias was revealed as “Carter MO.” Here are the messages he wrote as “Carter MO.”
Luke Paule, as a Network Director, planned fascist activism to further Patriot Front’s fascist agenda, which included targeting FBI “report hate crimes” billboards. He also directed other Patriot Front members in his network in fascist activities, such as Brandon Michael Danaher (“Patrick MO”) of Blue Spring, Missouri, who was recently exposed by Chicago Anti-Fascist Action.
The chat logs published by Unicorn Riot show that Turetchi leveraged his position as a real estate agent to secure a campground in Unionville, VA under false pretenses for his fascist cohort to stay for their December 2021 march in Washington D.C. In addition to interfacing with the lessors, chat logs show Turetchi also was in charge of camp security checkpoints, meeting members at an initial checkpoint before escorting them to the campground. Intelligence garnered from the weekend indicated that local sheriff’s deputies were alerted to the suspicious presence of vehicles idling and massing at seemingly odd locations, forcing arrivals to reconfigure their meet points several times. Antifa Seven Hills was able to contact the lessors, who were appalled to learn they were taken advantage of and lied to.
*UPDATE* As of January 25th, 2022, Tuertchi’s former brokerage confirmed that his employment has been terminated. This article has been updated to reflect that.
Paul Michael Gancarz is a fascist and Patriot Front’s Network Director for the region covering Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and Delaware. He currently lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but is originally from New York City where he has strong ties to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and Forest Hills, Queens. As a member of Patriot Front, Gancarz is very active in the group’s propaganda campaigns in both New York and Virginia where he is responsible for much of the Patriot Front stickers, posters, and stencils reported in these areas. In his role as a Patriot Front Network Director, Paul would have been directly involved or consulted on high-profile vandalism in his network, such as the defacement of the Arthur Ashe mural in Richmond, Virginia. As the host for Patriot Front marches in Washington DC on January 29th, 2021 and more recently on December 4th, 2021, he would have had a large role in the organizing and staging of these fascist spectacles (and any U-haul mishaps that may have occurred).
Paul Gancarz’s involvement in Far Right politics also goes well beyond Patriot Front. On August 12, 2017 he attended the deadly white nationalist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia as a Proud Boy and has maintained strong connections to the group over the years. In December 2019, Paul and Proud Boy member Simon Ming Yui Lee (AKA Simon “Lee Greenwood”) scrawled swastikas outside of a Greenpoint, Brooklyn restaurant. Gancarz also helps distribute a variety of fascist and far right propaganda, notably those for white nationalist Robert Rundo’s groups, Rise Above Movement and Will2Rise. His work as an engineer provides him the opportunity to travel around the United States, network with different fascists, and spread fascist/white nationalist propaganda and ideas. He currently works for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Virginia area.
This article identifies Richard James Flannery of Central Point, Oregon as Patriot Front member “Alexander-OR” (PF-109720). Since joining Patriot Front at the beginning of 2021, Flannery has worked with other Oregon members in spreading the group’s fascist, white supremacist promotional materials throughout the state. Alongside Patriot Front neo-Nazis from across the Pacific Northwest, Richard Flannery traveled to Olympia, Washington to vandalize an LGBTQ+ Pride mural in October 2021. He also traveled to the East Coast to march through D.C. chanting white nationalist slogans with over 100 other members of Patriot Front on December 4th.