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Cryptonym: AMPHODARCH

Definition:
A net of agents providing coverage of political activities at the University of Havana led by case officer Ross Crozier who used the pseudonym Arthur G. Vaivada.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10115-10070: Memo re #112569

A net of agents providing coverage of Communist, leftist, revolutionary and other political activities at the University of Havana, and the student-youth circles in general in Havana.

104-10114-10016: NOTE RE MISUSE OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS

A document from May 9, 1957 regards a matter of misused government funds by CIA Agent Ross Lester Crozier while prior using the pseudonym Vaivada. Crozier subsequently will be the case officer for the Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil (DRE) in the United States.

104-10215-10000: OPERATIONAL ARTHUR G. VAIVADA

The document states, "Following Subject's arrival in Habana on 19 March 1957, he first contacted AMPHODARCH-3 (on 20 March) and set up fresh contact arrangements between AMPHODARCH-3 and cutout AMANTELOPE to be initiated following Vaivada's departure for PBPRIME." This would identify the leading Agent Arthur G. Vaivada (Ross Crozier) contacting his supporting agents inside Cuba. The remainder of the document further details Vaivada contacting a family member of AMPHODARCH-10, the niece of AMPHODARCH-1 and making a back salary payment to the family.

104-10112-10256 MEMO: COVERT SECURITY APPROVAL

7/20/60 memo from Fred Hall re #112569 (104-10114-10013 reveals #112569 as RLC - Ross L. Crozier): "WH Division requested an amended covert security approval to cover (Crozier's) PCS from Mexico to Headquarters and to permit his utilization as a translator of documents pertaining to Cuba. He will also assist the Division by making suggestions pertaining to PP and FI matters. In connection with his use, it is understood (Crozier) will work under a cover established by CCD/NC, and engage in no collection information in the USA and will have no access to official Agency buildings or installations."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich • Carmine Savastano

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