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Cryptonym: AMSTUFF-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. Associated with AMSTOW-1. Wrote a report following the arrest of Francisco Wilfredo Varona Alonso, AKA "Pancho," AKA "Paco," (AMCONCERT-1), in October 1961.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Was still an asset/agent of the CIA in December 1963, over two years after the arrest of AMCONCERT-1. Also, a memo in 1968 on George Nobregas (probably AMHINT-18 and AMOT-34) cited AMSTUFF-1 as one of the sources for the information.
Sources:

104-10267-10104: DISPATCH: JMZIP JORGE NOBREGAS' RELATIONS WITH AMCONCERT-1

11/07/61, dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief of Base, JMWAVE: "1. In the course of Headquarters security analysis to determine the extent and nature of possible compromise of the KUTUBE Staybehind Net resulting from the arrest of AMCONCERT-1 on 6 October 1961 by PBRUMEN Security, several significant reports were turned up which may have some direct bearing on AMCONCERT-1's subsequent apprehension. Three of these reports from PBRUMEN were from the following individuals: (a) CUQUITO (Handwritten note: AMTURVY), brother of AMCONCERT-1, dated 15 August 1961; (b) AMCONCERT-1, dated 7 September 1961; and, AMSTUFF-1's report, which reached Headquarters 25 October. It is significant to note that all three reports accuse Jorge NOBREGAS (COCO) of treachery and double-dealing in his relations with AMCONCERT-1"....

104-10177-10000: MEMO: OPERATIONAL SECURITY THREATS POSED BY ARREST OF AMCONCERT-1

11/08/61, memo for Chief, WH/4/FI-CI: Page 2: ..."c. From 1 September to the time he was picked up by G-2, we can only assume that he recontacted CUCO, who presumably was responsible for laying on arrangements for the ill-fated venture at the same location near Varadero Beach. AMSTUFF-1's recent report indicates that AMCONCERT-1, in the company of five other Cubans, was actually picked up by G-2 on 6 October, as they attempted to leave the beach by boat. It appears that CUCO successfully evaded capture and returned to Havana"....

104-10076-10074: CABLE: MESSAGE FOR AGENT

12/05/63, cable from JMWAVE to Director: "2. For DIR only:..Need info about poss re-organization Min Forn Relations X repeating X do not send AMSINGE-1 to see AMLABOR-1. The next letter AMPARLOR-12 receives signed Maria will be an SW carbon. The next letter AMSTUFF-1 receives signed Margarita will be a carbon. The next letter AMTWIT-1 receives signed Silvia is a carbon and the next letter AMPASMA-1 receives signed Teresa is a carbon. Therefore they should not try to develop them. Need soonest addresses there where they can receive them. Sending you SW developing pills through dead drop."

104-10267-10097: MEMORANDUM: NOBREGAS HERIA, ANGEL MENELIO NOBREGAS, JORGE A

11/08/68: Memorandum from Deputy Director for Plans to The Commissioner, Immigration and Naturalization Service: Subject: Nobregas Heria, Angel Menelio aka: Nobregas, Jorge A.: "1. Reference is made to the request dated 8 October 1968. The files of this office contain the following pertinent information regarding Subject (A 11 256 505). 2. According to a report dated 6 September 1961 from an untested Cuban source, Subject was a well-known homosexual and thief. Another part of this report, from a fairly reliable source, stated that Subject was involved in scandals involving thievery. It was also reported from untested sources that Subject had no scruples, was a homosexual, and was not to be trusted. 3. In a report dated 7 November 1961 from a reliable source and confirmed by usually reliable sources, Subject was accused of treachery and double-dealing. 4. According to a report dated 14 January 1963 from a usually reliable source, Subject was involved in a jewel theft. 5. For additional information regarding Subject, you are referred to TDCS DB 3/658, III dated 28 November 1963, subject: Sale of Stolen Arms by the Montecristi Group, previously disseminated to your office...Based On: UFGA 2264 (AMCLATTER), UFGW 644 (AMTURVY), (AMCONCERT-1), (AMSTUFF-1), UFGA 7219 (AMCONCERT-1), TDCS DB 3,658,III. File in: 201-310131."

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