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Cryptonym: AMSUMAC

Definition:
Operation to ransom the Orozco brothers, AMTABBY-15 and AMTABBY-23.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10240-10433: CABLE:AFTER REVIEWING REF A REQUEST AGAINST INFO CONTAINED REF B SEE NO

8/5/63 cable from JMWAVE to Director: "See no way to use...info in discussions with AMBIDDY-1 without blowing AMSUMAC-2 as a (CIA) source. WAVE does not wish (to) blow AMSUMAC-2 thus HQS will have make obvious security point with AMBIDDY-1 based other info which available."

104-10241-10037: CABLE:FOLLOWING RECAP EVENTS AMSUMAC OP WEEK 8 TO 14 SEPT

9/17/63 cable from WAVE to Director: "AMTABBY-16 called (AMSUMAC-1) and read him riot act and strongly requested AMSUMAC-1 muster aid from AMSUMAC-1's commie brothers purpose acquire reduction ransom price." AMTABBY-16 asked Artime for the money, as AMSUMAC-2 had still not raised enough money. He referred to the Kennedys as "commie brothers" of AMSUMAC-1."...Ricey New (an attorney) called AMSUMAC-2 re status. AMSUMAC-2 advised him things at a standstill - document mentions earlier that AMSUMAC-2 had raised all the money he could and would now have to turn to local Cubans for more.

104-10076-10097: CABLE - AMTABBY-16 REQUESTED MEET WITH AMSUMAC-1

12/5/63 cable WAVE 8572 from WAVE to Director, slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMSUMAC AMTABBY, refs WAVE 7679, WAVE 5285: "AMTABBY-16 requested meeting with AMSUMAC-1 on 4 Dec. AMTABBY-16 showed AMSUMAC-1 letter he forwarded to the President 27 November 63. Letter outlined AMTABBY-15/AMTABBY-23 background as freedom fighters against (Government of Cuba) and fact currently imprisoned for efforts. AMTABBY-16 also presented own background and outlined his efforts raise necessary ransom funds...according AMTABBY-16 on 12 Sept AMBIDDY-1 (Manuel Artime) assured AMTABBY-16 he would get necessary funds assist AMSUMAC-2 effect release AMTABBY-15 (Miguel Orozco)."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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