The pair were arrested in Europe following a VICE report linking the Base to a mink farm arson in Sweden.
Secret recordings show Patrik Mathews snuck into the U.S. and hid for months, during which time he wanted members of the Base to take advantage of all he had to offer.
This is the inside story of how Rinaldo Nazzaro built the Base, a neo-Nazi terror organization—and how it all came apart.
Motherboard found traces of The Base and its propaganda, sitting unnoticed for months, on Google Maps.
A 20-year-old American went from inside a neo-Nazi group's secret chatroom, to traveling to Ukraine looking for war.
The alleged crime shows how the U.S.-based neo-Nazi terror group has an international presence.
The mysterious leader of the group, known by the alias “Norman Spear” has allegedly been identified as Rinaldo Nazzarro. But he has long left digital breadcrumbs suggesting he lives abroad.
On January 16, Brian M. Lemley Jr., a suspected member of the neo-Nazi terror cell The Base, was arrested alongside two others. His dating profile is something else.
Patrik Mathews, an ex-soldier from Canada that disappeared in August, allegedly illegally entered the U.S. with the help of The Base and is now in hiding.
VICE has learned that Richard Tobin, a Base member who was arrested by the FBI in connection to a series of synagogue vandalism, was also an Atomwaffen member.
The Gen-Z meme website is also being used to broadcast propaganda from select neo-Nazi groups such as The Base.