Furry Raiders “Foxler” sex crime case: Jacob Kovar pleads guilty in scheme to frame witness
by Patch O'Furr
The continuing story of nazi furries and their gang-like crimes (Updated April 2021)
In 2017, Dogpatch Press broke news that made national headlines. (Rolling Stone: Does the Furry Community Have a Nazi Problem? — Newsweek: Neo-Nazi Furries are Trump’s Latest and Most Puzzling Alt-Right Supporters.)
The Colorado-based Furry Raiders are a nazifur group with around 200 online members at this time. They exist to infiltrate and troll the furry community. The first story covered how they killed Rocky Mountain Fur Con, and followup covered more of their crimes and victims who need vindication. (See timeline at bottom).
In 2019, Denver police arrested Furry Raiders founder Lee “Foxler” Miller. He was charged for sex offenses with a child that took place in 2015.
New court documents show how Miller’s inner circle tried to undermine the case by intimidating a witness. If the plan worked, the witness would be lured into a trap, framed, harassed and extorted, and pulled out of Miller’s case. Dogpatch Press would be baited into false reporting to hurt the victim.
Behind the scenes, police traced a threat sent by VOIP and found it came from Furry Raiders. Police also received a forged document asking to cancel prosecution against Miller. It’s a reminder of the very first Dogpatch Press headline about the group doing “intimidation” with a fake legal letter.
The plan earned 8 felony charges for Miller’s right-hand man, Jacob Kovar. As a Furry Raiders admin, Kovar was known as Flare, Sneps, and several more names. He used “Dodger” as head of security for a new con in Wyoming. They dropped Kovar as soon as Dogpatch Press sent proof. Court records also show Kovar posed as 14 and 16 year old boys to lure the witness.
Kovar was already on parole for sex offending while working out of Miller’s house in Fort Collins, CO.
Kovar’s conviction for the plan.
In 2021, a Colorado court resolved charges for Kovar. Evidently a deal was reached, and he pled guilty for felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant, and Invasion of Privacy for Sex Gratification. The D.A. dismissed charges for Witness/Victim Retaliation, Stalking, Extortion, and Criminal Impersonation.
Kovar was ordered to stay away from the victim, get a new sex offender evaluation, and faces years in jail on top of penalties for violating parole. Sentencing is set for April 2021. Update: Kovar was sentenced to 8 years in jail.
Here’s 28 pages of legal docs (with redacted witness ID). The arrest warrant shows police recognizing the furry community.
The bizarre forged document sent to mislead police is worth a look, and might entertain lawyers.
Implications about the Furry Raiders.
In mid-2020, Miller’s own sex offense charges were dropped; but he did not prove innocence with acquittal. From a non-lawyer, the reasons could be (1) gathering evidence to re-file charges, (2) reducing court work during a pandemic, or (3) resting with Kovar’s case and avoiding taking a chance on another one. Miller has not shown an official statement from a judge. By all appearances, he escaped by having one of his followers take the bullet for him.
It’s all consistent with reporting since 2017. The Furry Raiders are a threat to critics and kids, and they use “Sovereign Citizen”-style and gang-like tactics.
There’s a key rebuttal to claims that their reputation suffers from false reporting by critics, or “both sides are to blame”. Miller’s 2019 charges coincided with offending at RMFC 2015 — long before he was known to Dogpatch Press or the public. The crime report wasn’t seen here until after his arrest, because police learned from private sources, and the witness was protected. Foxler’s sex offense charges arose entirely independently from attention on him.
So here’s the big question:
If they claim to be innocent of targeting kids — why did they need a convicted sex offender like Kovar to frame the witness?
The witness was not intimidated to retract any claims. Furry Raiders now claim that the witness lied and Miller/Foxler won his innocence by proving it. That never happened. Between those who take the charges seriously, and those who don’t… Let Kovar’s conviction tell you which side to believe.
Timeline of news for review.
This group was guilty from the start with trolling Rocky Mountain Fur Con. The Furry Raiders got away with spreading nazi “dogwhistle” imagery, making threats and interfering with hotel room booking. Some RMFC board members were complicit enablers for it, and their mismanagement helped to kill the con. With the pattern continuing to now, it shows the consequences of tolerating it the first time they show up. They’ll resort to crime before they ever cease being a nuisance.
Here’s how it started.
- April 2016 — Furry Raiders grab a block of rooms for RMFC before the official opening. That’s like hoarding pizza at a party and doling it out just to friends instead of having it shared by the whole party. The first provocation was theirs.
- Through 2016 — Furry Raiders provoke controversy with nazi dogwhistle activity, including appeals to alt-right hatemonger Richard Spencer.
- January 2017 — on Twitter, anti-nazi critic (DeoTasDevil) references a big headline that week: Richard Spencer getting punched.
- The same day — RMFC bans “offensive imagery”, implying nazi dogwhistles; but Deo gets scapegoated for causing the problem with her tweet that referenced the mainstream news about Spencer.
- February 2017 — VICE gives early mainstream notice to furries opposing nazis and the Furry Raiders.
- March 2017 — Controversy leads to RMFC’s hotel requiring the con to provide expensive security, due to threats from unknown sources (the sources aren’t hard to guess when all subsequent threats come from the far-right.)
- Soon after — Deo gets an illegitimate SovCit-style threat letter from RMFC’s CEO, Kahuki. It’s written by his board member friend Scorch (who is an active Furry Raider, corrupting the con.)
- April 2017 — Dogpatch Press publishes the letter with “intimidation” headline, and evidence that CEO Kahuki is a registered sex offender.
- The same day — RMFC is canceled, and mainstream news reports nazi ties; but Deo is scapegoated for years after in the fandom.
- In an interview, RMFC’s Chair says threats kept coming from unknown sources (and they came before and after Deo’s tweet.)
- RMFC owed taxes that weren’t paid for years; Kahuki had stepped down as chair 8 years earlier due to being a sex offender, but stayed CEO.
- Followup finds complicity between CEO Kahuki, board member Scorch, and Foxler/Furry Raiders, all suspiciously tied to child sex offending.
- RETALIATION: May 2017 — Califur convention is targeted with “swatting” calls to their hotel by nazi furries, as defiance to critics.
- Through 2017 — Nazi furries are active with alt-right organizing, including Richard Spencer’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.
- More interference with events by Nazi furries, Furry Raiders are banned from events, and the Denfur convention is planned to take RMFC’s place.
- RETALIATION: Late 2017 — Denfur is targeted with a scheme to falsely book rooms so the con will fail; room booking is forced to restart. It’s suspiciously similar to RMFC and Califur receiving threats.
- An ex-Furry Raider comes out to name Foxler for leading the scheme, which cost Denfur $40,000 with stolen credit cards and ID’s (possibly obtained from RMFC’s registration list).
- Early 2018 — Discord bans nazi servers where Unite the Right was planned, and sweeps out members; Nazi furries are banned along with them.
- March 2018 — a prominent alt-right troll (Weev) joins Furry Raiders, hoping to bring Foxler to Richard Spencer events. Weev’s associates at nazi blog The Daily Stormer coordinate trolling with him.
- May 2018 — FurAffinity bans numerous nazi-furry accounts, with a new policy against promoting hate groups.
- August 2018 — Denfur breaks attendance records, while their security marches Foxler out.
- April 2019 — Foxler is arrested for a child sex offense that coincided with RMFC 2015, but was previously unknown.
- RETALIATION: Fall 2019 — Furry Raiders team up with a prominent alt-right troll (Milo Yiannopoulos) to troll Midwest Furfest.
- Followup finds ties between nazi furries and a violent gang (the Proud Boys). Milo wanted street fights at MFF, with sympathizers hoping it would turn into the fandom’s own J6-style riot; but Milo was stopped from going.
- RETALIATION: Late 2019 — Dogpatch Press is targeted with intimidation scheme in hopes to neutralize Foxler’s sex offenses; reporting to police leads to arrests of 2 Furry Raiders.
- Through 2020 — A Dogpatch Press story about threats by nazi furries collects the most evidence yet about their ties to terrorism. It includes FBI reports of swatting schemes, violent hate groups recruiting kids, and murders in Charlottesville and Texas.
These groups chase power even with constant consequences for being toxic. More than ever, this story is evidence for why to keep them out.
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