On January 21, 2022, independent media outlet Unicorn Riot released 500GB of Patriot Front’s unaltered internal communications from the fascist group’s private chat server. This private chat is one of the main ways Patriot Front members coordinate and organize their activities. After joining the fascist organization, Patriot Front members choose a false name for themselves and include the state they live in and their title, if applicable. In Patriot Front’s private chat server, Nathaniel Leavitt is known as “Clarke MO @PF-256712.” Patriot Front also refers to areas where they have active members as networks. “Clarke MO” is a member of Network 13, abbreviated as NW13.
Nathaniel has a sticker collection which contains many hateful antisemitic and racist references, which is just a peek into the hateful personality that drove Nathaniel to join Patriot Front in the first place . One of his stickers even depicts murderer Kyle Rittenhouse as a saint. Yikes.
Nathaniel was in attendance for Patriot Front’s March on December 4th at the National Mall in Washington DC. He coordinated being picked up by “Leo MO”  in Patriot Front’s internal communications server. After the march, “Mark MO” aka Ian Fletcher sent Nathaniel a photo of two individuals in front of Patriot Front’s re-decorated “hate bus,” which was used to transport many members from Missouri to Washington DC . Nathaniel is pictured in the photo, on the right.
On January 21, 2022, independent media outlet Unicorn Riot released 500GB of Patriot Front’s unaltered internal communications from the fascist group’s private chat server. This private chat is one of the main ways Patriot Front members coordinate and organize their activities. After joining the fascist organization, Patriot Front members choose a false name for themselves and include the state they live in and their title, if applicable. In Patriot Front’s private chat server, Ian Fletcher was known as Mark – MO (@PF-731400). Patriot Front also refers to areas where they have active members as networks. “Mark MO” is a member of Network 13, abbreviated as NW13.
Ian used Patriot Front stencils and spray paint to promote Neo-Nazi Patriot Front iconography in and around Kansas City, MO. There is an image of Ian Fletcher aka “Mark MO” with graffiti that he and several others (including Logan Plank aka “Clarke IL” and Nathaniel Leavitt aka “Clarke MO”) put up in Kansas City, MO. He also appears in several of the videos released by Unicorn Riot, where he can be seen putting up Patriot Front graffiti.
Mark MO was critical in helping Missouri members plan and show up for the Neo-Nazi march in Washington DC in December 2021 [9, 10] and acted as a medic for the march . We were able to spot him wearing a white vest, which was standard for the medics during the December 4th march . Ian also wore identical pieces of clothing while doing hate graffiti in Kansas City as when Patriot Front prepared for the DC March at their training camp.
Michael Alan Jones is a member of Patriot Front and uses the pseudonym ‘Adam NC’ within the fascist organization. He is from Charlotte, North Carolina, and also has ties to the North Carolina Proud Boys.
Raw Story reports that Michael Jones marched to the US Capitol with hundreds of Proud Boys on January 6th, 2021. He pulled away barricades on the West Plaza and entered the Capitol from the northwest courtyard side door. Michael Jones was later arrested for a curfew violation the night of January 6th, along with NC Proud Boys Jay Thaxton, James Smawley, and Tim Scarboro.
Michael Jones became active with Patriot Front after January 6th, 2021, and adopted the name “Adam NC.” Videos from the massive Unicorn Riot leak of Patriot Front’s internal communications server, show Michael Jones participating in banner drops and casing a park where he and other Patriot Front members planned to vandalize a sculpture honoring abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman. Jones was entrusted by Patriot Front’s leadership to coordinate their communications for their December 4, 2021 march on the Capitol building in Washington, DC.
On March 19, 2022, Michael Jones was arrested in NY state after committing a traffic violation. In his vehicle, law enforcement found Baofeng radios, bolt cutters, knives, ammunition, “burglary tools,” and an AR-15. After returning to North Carolina, Jones was arrested by Mecklenburg County, NC sheriffs and charged with ‘knowingly and unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.’ The felony in question stems from 2019, when Jones plead down from the original statutory sexual offense charges to felony “crimes against nature” after accusations of sexual assault by a 15-year old and a 14-year old.
On June 11, 2022, American Neo-Nazi group, Patriot Front, made international news for the mass arrest of 31 members in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, ahead of a gay pride event taking place that day. Flagpoles, shields, shin guards and action plans were confiscated from the U-Haul, and most of the members had been riding in the cargo section. All 31 men were charged with conspiracy to riot and bailed out by the following day. Conor James Ryan was one of them.
Once members are granted access to the Patriot Front internal communications server, they choose a false name for themselves and include the state they live in and their title, if applicable. Conor first became a member of the hate group after it rebranded post-Charlottesville in 2017 but then left in 2018. He then rejoined again later in 2018 and was involved until 2020, when he retired from a leadership position in the group (when he was in Illinois) and resigned. He mentioned contact with the FBI several times. Conor previously used the pseudonyms “Smiter-IL” and “Francis IL” for Patriot Front internal communications, some of which are hosted on Unicorn Riot. He now goes by Francis CO.
Conor attended Richard Spencer’s Michigan State University speaking event in March 2018, alongside fascists representing the now-defunct Traditionalist Workers Party and Identity Europa/ American Identity Movement. Patriot Front was there to provide security and attendance for Spencer’s talk. Conor eventually became a Network Director within the Patriot Front organization when he lived in Chicago, where he led propaganda campaigns, and organized flash mobs at the March for Life events from 2018-2020. After moving to Colorado, Conor James Ryan of Thornton CO, formally rejoined Patriot Front for the third time in December 2021 after performing the role of a medic at their ill-fated DC march on December 4, 2021. He then was arrested in Idaho in June 2022 with other members of Patriot Front.
In late October of 2021, an anonymous source sent us a tip: the racist, neo-Nazi hate group known as “Patriot Front” had a new member in Utah. The source didn’t know the new guy’s real name, but they gave us the notes from his application interview in the hope that we’d be able to identify him. (You can read the full text of the interview notes at the end of this article.) After reading the notes, we knew a lot about the political views of applicant 462179, but didn’t have enough for a positive ID. When independent media outlet Unicorn Riot published PF’s leaked chat logs in January 2022, we searched for the applicant’s user number in the chats and learned he had chosen the moniker “James.” His chat logs gave us several more details about his personal life, so when he got arrested in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in June 2022, we were easily able to connect Branden Mitchel Haney of Kaysville, UT with his pseudonym, “James UT.”
Branden Haney is believed to be enrolled in and/or employed at FLT Academy in Woods Cross. In addition to wearing their merchandise in his family portrait, Haney is featured in two posts on FLT’s Facebook page. FLT Academy’s website includes this statement on inclusivity: “We seek to cultivate an environment of respect and empathy, advanced by diverse cultures and perspectives.” FLT Academy may not be aware of Branden Mitchel Haney’s racist and antisemitic beliefs, which are clearly at odds with their inclusivity statement. If you’d like to contact them and politely let them know about Haney’s beliefs and his membership in a neo-Nazi hate group, they can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (801) 896-4470. And if you find PF’s nazi advertisements in your neighborhood, take them down!
John Thomas VonDrashek III of Denton, TX was first identified as a member of Patriot Front by @southdallas161 on Twitter, after his Mom’s SUV was spotted near the Orange Grove MBTA station in Malden, Massachusetts on July 2nd. VonDrashek and his Patriot Front buddies drove all the way to Massachusetts for a fascist power walk in Boston, only to have the locals mostly ignore them (or give them the finger) because their Nazi sidewalk stroll coincided with “Chowderfest.”
Patriot Front members choose pseudonyms when they join the fascist group. John Thomas Vondrashek III chose “Lewis TX” and used this pseudonym in Patriot Front’s private chat server. This chat server was subsequently leaked to the media group, Unicorn Riot, and the contents were published in January 2022. You can read “Lewis TX” messages here.
At the event in DC, VonDrashek carried one of the metal shields fabricated by his buddy “Adam TX,” aka Austin James Amato. Chat logs suggest that VonDrashek may be employed at the same place as Amato, although it is suspected that he works in the office – nothing on his resumé indicates that he has any qualifications as a metalworker.