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Marine investigation finds former GOP chair's son engaged in misconduct

The southern entrance sign to Camp Pendleton is displayed, April 7, 2021.
Alexander Nguyen
The southern entrance sign to Camp Pendleton is displayed, April 7, 2021.

The son of former San Diego County Republican Party Chairman Tony Krvaric engaged in misconduct, according to a Marine Corps investigation.

The Marines were investigating whether Victor Krvaric, a 21-year-old reservist, tried to join the neo-Nazi group Patriot Front.

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The Marines were tight-lipped about what exactly they discovered in their probe.

“The investigation concluded misconduct had occurred and the command has taken disciplinary actions,” said Marine spokesman Lt. Col. Craig Thomas in a short written statement. “The findings have been documented in his military record.”

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Thomas declined to elaborate on what disciplinary action had been taken against Krvaric.

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A screenshot of Victor Krvaric's Instagram page featuring the Groyper symbol of White nationalists taken on Aug. 21, 2020.

Military rules ban service members from actively participating in extremist groups, including liking or sharing radical social media posts, but they do not bar membership. Reservists aren’t subject to the same rules unless they engage in extremist activities while on duty.

Regardless, Krvaric may not be in the Marine reserves for long. A separate investigation into the reservist has exposed other wrongdoing, which could lead to a discharge, according to Thomas.

“The individual is being processed for administrative separation from the Marine Corps for prior misconduct,” Thomas said.

He added that the wrongdoing is unrelated to the recent investigation into Krvaric for white supremacist ties. But Thomas would not reveal the nature of the previous misconduct.

Krvaric did not return a call seeking comment.