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Cryptonym: AEVISION

Definition:
Michael Goleniewski.
Status:
Documented
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 features (https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=16292&relPageId=2) 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 AEVISION is Michael Goleniewski.

104-10120-10628: HERMAN KIMSEY BROKE VEIL OF OFFICIAL SECRECY CONCERNING BACKGROUND OF GOLENIEWSKI

The document reveals Goleniewski was a defector and former Polish Secret Service officer that purported to be the son of the Czar Nicholas Romanov deposed by the Communist Revolution and heir four hundred million dollars within European bank accounts. He was able to convince CIA employee Herman Kimsey of this improbable tale and subsequently made his allegations later known to the press.

1993.08.13.17:03:02:090059 SECURITY FILE ON HERMAN EDWARD KIMSEY

A document from the Security File of Herman Kimsey presents that he was contacting the Agency regarding problems Goleniewski was having with his present Agency contact. Officials in the Office of Security preferred to inform Kimsey of any decision rendered.

Contributors:
Carmine Savastano

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