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Cryptonym: AMLEPTON

Definition:
Program run jointly by Ted Shackley's Miami station known as JMWAVE and James Angleton's CI Branch. Aimed at spotting refugees in Miami area who could serve as intermediaries to reach and ultimately recruit persons in Cuba for counterintelligence purposes.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10215-10316: CABLE: IN CONNECTION WAVE KUDESK PROGRAM AIMED AT SPOTTING REFUGEES

Source of definition provided above. JMWAVE in contact with Herminio Diaz Garcia because of his close relationship with Efigenio Amejeiras Delgado (Vice Minister Armed Forces for Special Affairs) and his alleged acquaintance with Raul Diaz Arguelles (ex-DTI chief) and Samuel Rodiles Planes (ex-PNR MGR). Diaz reportedly part of group that assassinated 2nd Chief Cuban Secret Police "Cucu" Hernandez Vega in Cuban Embassy in Mexico in 1948. Diaz escaped Mexico with assistance from Diego Rivera, "Mexi muralist and Commie". Diaz evaluated as "fond of gambling and capable committing any crime for money." Ameijeiras leader of group that will work with anyone not a Batistiano. Group includes Rolando Cubela, Juan Almeida, Samuel Rodiles Planes, Raul Diaz Arguelles.

104-10071-10227: DISPATCH: PROGRESS REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER, 1963

10/22/63 dispatch re Sept 63 AMLEPTON progress report. "Sixteen reports on persons or Subjects of KUDESK (CI Branch) and general Station interest were submitted during the reporting period." These included Herminio Diaz Garcia, Rolando Masferrer, and Victor J. Gutierrez, among others.

104-10180-10244: REQUEST TRACES FOLLOWING PERSON TO BE INTERROGATED UNDER REF PROGRAM: FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ TAMAYO AKA EL MEXICANO

10/29/64, cable WAVE 4038 from JMWAVE to Director: "Request traces foll person to be interrogated under ref program: Francisco Rodriguez Tamayo aka "El Mexicano", A 11 880 272...Captain Rebel Army 57 until defected US June 59. Ramimo (Sanchez) Montesino ex Brigade member states Roberto (Perez) Crusata while in jail after invasion and shortly prior his execution informed Sanchez that Cuban intel chief (sic) Efigino Amejeiras Delgado had indicated Rodriguez Tamayo and Humberto (Rodriguez) Diaz paid Castro agents (DBA 47334, 23 July 63) WAVE " a subject for interrogation - he had spent the last year in California before returning to Miami (AMLEPTON team)." After string of more than 20 case file references, request is made to assign a 201 number to Rodriguez Tamayo.

104-10071-10230: DISPATCH: DEC 1963 PROGRESS REPORT

December 1963 AMLEPTON progress report. Do not see the October-November 1963 reports on MFF. Masferrer and Enrique Molina Rivera among those listed.

104-10071-10221: SENSITIVE DOCUMENT INPUT RECORD: INDEXING INFORMATION ON BRUCE GONZALEZ, GUILLERMINA ET AL

One of the "sensitive document input records" showing how the AMLEPTON data was indexed.

HSCA Segregated CIA Collection (staff notes): 180-10144-10234

Emilio Santana was a DDP operational contact from 12/15/60 to 10/15/63. He was allegedly dropped by the CIA because "the Cuban group was no longer viable and some of his reporting was untruthful".

104-10013-10387: GARRISON AND THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION

Memo from AC/WH/COG to C/CI/R&A Ray Rocca, 1967: "(Santana) was recruited by JMWAVE in December 1960 as a guide for an infiltration team. SANTANA was paid a monthly salary under the provisions of his MOC until he was terminated on 15 October 1963 when the ratline developed by the team became inoperable due to occupation of the target area by Soviet technicians. Another compelling reason for SANTANA's termination stemmed from his untruthful reporting concerning certain aspects of the team operations."

104-10112-10156: TYPED INFORMATION ON DALZELL, WILLIAM WAYNE, SANTANA, EMILIO, AND PANEQUE

Santana was 201-336856. "He was reported...as a DDP contact from December 1960 to 15 October 1963. However, a Memorandum of Correction from WH/COG, dated 9 July 1967, states that Santana waas recruited in October 1962 and after training participated in a single infiltration-exfiltration operation. From 12 to 17 February he was questioned by (New Orleans DA Jim) Garrison and staff."

104-10103-10072: OPERATIONS TO SPLIT THE CASTRO REGIME - INTERIM WORKING DRAFT

2/10/77, Latin American Division, review by Chris Hopkins: Major Raul Jaime Arguelles Garcia (201-269882) reported to the CIA through Havana. REDACTED reference to TFW (a strictly 1962 organization) believed to be in complete charge of Emilio Aragones and Aldo Margolles and their plan to kill JFK. Responsible for assassinations in the Batista regime, ran with gangsters and narcotics. This report is based largely from SS officer Ernest Aragon's report from the 1961-1962 period: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=18162&search=%22RAUL_DIAZ%22#relPageId=4&tab=page

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