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Marines investigate former GOP chair's son for white supremacy ties

San Diego County Republican Party Chair Tony Krvaric speaks to a reporter at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego, Nov. 8, 2016.
Milan Kovacevic
San Diego County Republican Party Chair Tony Krvaric speaks to a reporter at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego, Nov. 8, 2016.

Victor Krvaric, a Marine reservist and son of former San Diego County Republican Party chairman Tony Krvaric, is under investigation by the Marine Corps for allegedly trying to join the white supremacist group Patriot Front.

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The investigation came after a trove of private chats belonging to Patriot Front were published online by the progressive media collective Unicorn Riot. One of the chats involves an applicant to the group whose biographical details are similar to Krvaric's.

The resemblance between Krvaric and the unnamed applicant to Patriot Front was first reported on Twitter by The Activated Podcast.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Andrew Dyer joined KPBS Midday Edition to talk about the allegations and the Marine Corps's investigation.