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Cryptonym: AEMIGALE

Definition:
Antanas Zigmas Butkus
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
He was a Lithuanian defector that worked for Radio Free Europe.
Sources:

104-10172-10264: MFR CIA DEFECTOR WATCH LIST FOR THE SECRET SERVICE, https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10172-10264.pdf

The document is a less redacted version of a prior release that (https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=16292&relPageId=2) features a list of compiled defectors the Secret Service was given by the CIA for surveillance operations during the visit of Russian Premier Leonid Brezhnev in the 1970s. Various Agency departments including the Domestic Contacts Service, Counterintelligence Staff, and the Psychiatric Staff recommended selected defectors for inclusion. It states that AEMIGALE was Antanas Butkus.

H.R. 13354 — 94th Congress: A bill for the relief of Antanas Zigmas Butkus, Danute Ione Butkus..., 1976, https://www.congress.gov/bill/94th-congress/house-bill/13354

A US Congressional bill to grant naturalization to multiple members of the Butkus family that includes Antanas Butkus.

Contributors:
Carmine Savastano

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