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Cryptonym: AMGABE-1

Definition:
Julio Gaspar Hubert Rico. Among a small group of agents supposedly asked to determine if pro-Castro Cubans or anti-Castro Cubans were involved in the killing of JFK.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10227-10403: Report Cover Sheet

4/18/63: JMWAVE officer Gordon Hawlott states that AMGABE-1 was briefed by Jose Alvarez Diaz, Abel Mestre (AMCORE-1) and Jaime Pons Domenech. Alvarez was tutoring AMGABE-1.

104-10192-10330: REPORT COVER SHEET: REQUEST FOR FACSIMILES OF CUBAN DOCUMENTS BY THE JUNTA REVOLUCIONARIA CUBANA (JURE)

04/17/64, Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Gordon R. Hawlott, Reports Officer: Margaret R. Nankall, Approving Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman: "Source: AMGABE-1 who was phoned by Ricardo Vincente for assistance in locating and selecting paper and inks for use in preparing the drivers' licenses. AMGABE-1 located the appropriate papers and inks and learned that delivery would be made by the close of business on 15 April..." Page 3: CIA Field Information Report: Country: Cuba, Place & Date Acq.: United States, Miami (15 April 1964): "SOURCE: A prosperous Cuban exile who is an officer of an exile organization of conservative political orientation. Most of source's reporting has been accurate. This information was obtained from Ricardo Vincente..."

104-10271-10099: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT: ACTIVITIES AND PLANS OF THE INSURRECTIONAL MOVEMENT FOR REVOLUTIONARY RECOVERY (MIRR)

10/08/65, Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Gordon R. Hawlott, Reports Officer: John C. Tarbell, Approving Officer: Philip G. Elmard: "SOURCE: Paras. 1 to 10: AMGABE-1, 15 and 17 September 1965... It is requested that the Source description for AMGABE-1 be changed to read as follows: 'A prosperous Cuban emigre who is an officer of an emigre organization of conservative orientation. His reporting on emigre activities has often been accurate in the past but because of his present mental instability, the validity of his reporting cannot be determined.' The change was not made on this report because of local dissemination, and pending Headquarters' concurrence. Dispatch follows. Field Comment 4 is based on the fact that AMGABE-1 corresponds regularly with Serafin Pineiro Losada who is in Cuba."

104-10423-10226: Memo: 1963-1964 Miami Station Action to Aid USG Investigation of the Murder of John F. Kennedy

3/22/77:3/22/77: In a memo for the record, CIA officer Charles Anderson claimed that he gave reqiuirements to AMGABE-1, AMPAN-22, AMBLEAK-1 and AMING-3 re the JFK murder. Although Anderson's name is redacted, his room number "3D02" is seen in this document: 104-10059-10291, p. 2.

104-10103-10019: Files of Miami Station Assets Reviewed for Requirements Levied in Connection with JFK Assassination

5/17/77: The LAD/JFK Task Force reviewed the personality files of REDACTED's assets in Miami and saw no sign that any of them had been levied any requirements re the killing of JFK. Julio Gaspar Hubert Rico is identified as AMGABE-1. 201-328948. Armando Farias and others did seek out Hubert during Feb. 1964 for support for a plan to assassinate ambassador Carlos Lechuga.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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