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Cryptonym: AMPATRIN

Definition:
Michael "Jack" Malone, Vice President of Czarnikow-Rionda, a major sugar company with its headquarters in New York City. Malone was an important CIA and FBI informant.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Also referred to as AMPATRIN-1. Joan Mellen's book "The Great Game in Cuba" offers much background on Malone.
Sources:

Larry Hancock, Someone Would Have Talked (2010), page 354

Michael "Jack" Malone was Vice President of Czarnikow-Rionda in New York City. In the late fifties, he was preventing the exposure and possible arrest of CIA undercover operative David Phillips. After Malone returned to New York, he "continued to be a frequent and major informant on Cuban affairs for both the FBI and the CIA, particularly regarding his personal friend Alberto Fernandez/AMDENIM-1.

104-10172-10078: CABLE, AMPATRIN-1 NOW IN MASH AREA MET MANSON

09/13/60: Cable from MASH to Director: "1. AMPATRIN-1 now in MASH area met Manson night 11 Sep. Said he had been asked by Donald Hogan (note: probably CIA officer Mickey Kappes) and Alberto Fernandez to contribute to a new group known as FUAD for the Resettlement of Cuban Exiles INC. Based in New Haven CONN and headed by Hogan. Manson quickly discouraged any financial assistance from AMPATRIN-1 to this group. 2. Above request for guidance from AMPATRIN-1 typical of many during past months. Most have represented schemes not beneficial to overall JMARC objectives and Manson has recommended against contributions by AMPATRIN-1. At same time it is obvious AMPATRIN-1 and his business associates wish donate money where it can do most good. To provide appropriate outlet for such would-be contributors MASH suggests social welfare commission of AMRASP. Subject to HQs approval Manson will suggest to AMPATRIN-1. Advise."

104-10172-10425: CABLE: PARA 1 OF REF A MENTIONS INCLUSION OF DON HOGAN IN TALKS

05/19/61: Cable from JMWAVE to BELL: "1. Para 1 of Ref A mentions inclusion of Don Hogan in talks among HQs rep, AMDENIM-1 and AMPATRIN-1. 2. As implied in Ref B WAVE has in past viewed Hogan as undesirable hanger-on and has given him wide berth, operationally speaking. In view of his continued association with AMDENIM-1 and probability of his returning to WAVE area request instructions concerning how he should be handled in future. C/S Comments: *Cable pre-dates CS files. Copy may be seen in signal center archives. **Meeting with AMDENIM-1 mentioned BELL 0596 (OUT 9252) was held at request of A-1 and Mr. Donald Hogan."

104-10172-10175: CABLE A ACTION PROBABLY HIS EFFORT OBTAIN PART OF MONEY FOR ADAMS KEY OF REF B AND PREVIOUS AS BASE FOR TEJANA AND UR TRAINING.

12/28/61: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline JMZIP PM: "1. Ref A action by AMDENIM-1 probably his effort obtain part of money for Adams Key of Ref B and previous as base for Tejana and UR training. $26,000 is down payment key owner was asking at that time. No double dealing indicated. 2. No longer pursuing Adams Key view owners unreasonable terms and current availability adequate alternate facilities. C/S Comment: *O/A 15 Dec 1961 AMDENIM-1 requested $6,000 from Michael Malone HQs contact known to Inghurst."

124-10200-10179: No Title

4/19/62 FBI memo from SAC, NY to Director: Alberto Fernandez/AMDENIM-1 told Malone that "CIA wants ALBERTO to go back into operation and to bring certain Army and Navy personnel out of Cuba, bringing them to the United States." CIA wanted Fernandez to play a more active role in the anti-Castro movement and to assume greater authority with Unidad both in Cuba and in the United States.

124-10301-10142: No Title

June 1962: "Our New York office had advised that it has received information from Michael J. P. Malone, vice president, Czarnikow Rionda Company, 106 Wall Street, New York City, to the effect that CIA has been in touch with (Alex) Rorke. Malone stated that he has personally brought Rorke's requests to the attention of CIA representatives in Washington, DC during the course of his contacts there."

104-10172-10094: DISPATCH: AMDENIM-1 PRODUCTION/SALES OF CUBAN MOLASSES

12/63: AMDENIM-1 reported that AMPATRIN - one of his contacts in the Cuban Sugar Institute - was the source for info that the "A.G. Williams" company in Switzerland dropped out of the bidding for Cuban molasses, that A.G. Williams died in July-August 1963, and his attorney was threatening to sue the US, "attributing Williams' death to ODYOKE (US) pressure." One of the sluglines of the memo is MHVIPER - the US economic warfare program on Cuba.

104-10173-10197: DISPATCH: TYPIC /AMDENIM

6/19/64 letter from Malone to "Al" Rodemeyer (could this be "Al Rodriguez"/). Along with a formal proposal on how to use AMDENIM-1 was an enclosure of letters from AMDENIM-1 to Mr. Kleberg (note: the head of "King Ranch" where much of the sugar originally came from - see Joan Mellen, The Great Game in Cuba).

Contributors:
Larry Hancock • Bill Simpich

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