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Cryptonym: AMPOLISH-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. A dispatch in October 1965 on the termination of AMRUG-5 stated that AMPOLISH-1 was the agent responsible for dismissing A-5, on instruction from Carl W. Jaenicken.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
In addition, a cable in July, 1966, cited AMPOLISH-1's 201 number as 201-285159. A cable from Paris in November, 1962, cited the 201 number of Victor Espinosa Hernandez (AMHINT-24) at the bottom right hand side of the cable, which is 201-285147 (for confirmation see memo in July, 1965). This is very close to AMPOLISH-1's 201 number. A memorandum in April, 1977, stated that Espinosa was given a POA on 18 October 1960, and terminated as a "malcontent" in March, 1961. It is therefore likely that AMPOLISH-1 was given a 201 number around about the same period as Victor Espinosa, perhaps as early as October, 1960. Furthermore, a dispatch in December, 1966, stated that it was expected that AMPOLISH-1 would take over from AMASK-1 in the AMKNOT project. AMPOLISH-1 was employed at a local automobile dealers at the time. Moreover, a cable in August, 1967, mentioned that AMPOLISH-1 was also KICOBALT-1 as well, which would mean he was a Bolivian agent or asset of the CIA at the time of the cable.
Sources:

104-10169-10247: CABLE JOSE PEPE MADINABEITA WORKS SWISS TOURIST OFICE IN NEW YORK

11/05/62, Cable from Paris to Director: 201-285147 at the bottom right hand side of cable.

104-10216-10413: MEMO: CIA OPERATIONS AND PLOT TO KILL FIDEL CASTRO, RAUL CASTRO AND OTHER KEY FIGURES OF THE PRESENT REGIME IN CUBA

07/09/65, Memorandum from Harold W. Swenson to John Hart: Source: Victor Espinosa Hernandez (201-285147), born 26 August 1937 in Cardenas, Matanzas, Cuba, a PM trainee who was terminated as a malcontent on 20 March, 1961. Present address is 415 East 52 Street, NYC, where his telephone is HA 1-7875..."

104-10267-10027: DISPATCH: TERMINATION OF AMRUG-5

10/01/65, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: "Agent Service Record: 1. Agent's cryptonym or pseudonym: AMRUG-5. 3. Agent recruited by: Norman D. Kiggins (probably Robert Wall)...7. Agent dismissed by: AMPOLISH-1 on instruction from Carl W. Jaenicken..."

104-10215-10139: CABLE: REQUEST TRAINING FOR SIX MAN LEADER GROUP SCHEDULED.

07/07/66, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline PBRUMEN KUROAR CHAPPIE RAMROD: "1. Request training for six man leader group scheduled arrive (REDACTION) 11 July as follows: (REDACTION) same given AMANCHORs less emphasis UDT. (REDACTION) stress leadership training and rotate leadership assignments in field exercises encompassing tradecraft, caching, observation and reporting all trainees completed JMWAVE training and have OA's and recent LCFLUTTERs. 2. Trainees: AMLILAC/29 TA Ignacio (trained at REDACTION July 63) 728520. AMLILAC/33 TA Manuel (trained at REDACTION Feb 64) 741331. AMSKIRT/1 TA Pablo (trained at REDACTION Jan 65) 753409. AMHINT/56 TA Frank (JMWAVE training only) 332676. AMTRUNK/21 TA Luis (JMWAVE training only) 300063. AMLUNT/2 TA Filipe (JMWAVE training only) 324081. AMPOLISH/1 TA Simon REDACTION Aug 65) interpreter C/O to be assigned (285159). 3. Request airlift team to (REDACTION) night 11 July and return AMANCHOR Group ISO WAVE night 12 July."

104-10226-10024: UNIDAD REVOLUTIONARIA (AMSCROLL)

12/23/66, Dispatch from PW/Marchbank to COS: Subject: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL/AMKNOT Progress Report 1 October - 31 December 1966: Page 2: "B. Administration:...The Station expects to replace AMASK-1 with AMPOLISH-1 who appears qualified to handle the hand-holding and housekeeping aspects of AMKNOT. AMPOLISH-1 is presently employed by a local automobile dealer and is able to take the necessary time off to handle the AMKNOT matters. We see three advantages to this development: (1) The Station will be spared a possible disposal situation when AMKNOT is closed (it has been made clear to AMPOLISH-1 that this is a temporary assignment that at the most will last for a few months), (2) We have offered AMPOLISH-1 $200.00 per month versus $390.00 for AMASK-1, and (3) AMASK-1 should be in excellent position to offer at least temporary employment in the shoe factory to mariners to come..." Page 3: "D. Plans for the next quarter: 7. The Station currently plans that AMPOLISH-1 will assume his duties with AMKNOT on 2 January 1967 as this is the date AMASK-1 will join the company..."

104-10178-10154: CABLE: FOLDER ON POSADA, LUIS CLEMENTE

08/01/67, Cable: REF: Director 24039: "Request priority cable content of memo KICOBALT-1 (AMPOLISH-1) submitted to JMWAVE case officer and all other material related to re: Subject. Understand that there (unintelligible) Station since 20 July. WH Comment: KICOBALT-1 reported that he met (REDACTION) who informed him he approaching (REDACTION) in Miami offering his services as interrogator/Guerrilla fighter in (REDACTION). C/WH/3 (REDACTION)."

104-10225-10009: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5.

03/08/68, AMSTALK-1 Damage Report: ..."Indigenous Agent Personnel Exposed:...AMPOLISH-1 by alias..."

104-10103-10325: VICTOR ESPINOSA HERNANDEZ

04/27/77, Memorandum: "Reference: SSC Final Report (Book V), Pages 78, 79, and 105 - (A Cuban Exile): "1. Subject arrived in the United States on 2 May 1960. He was granted a POA on 18 October 1960 for participation in operations against the Cuban regime. He was terminated on 20 March 1961 as a malcontent..."

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