Home/ Resources / Projects / CIA Cryptonyms / cryptonym: AMSWIRL-1

Cryptonym: AMSWIRL-1

Definition:
Customs agent Cesar Diosdado.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10061-10115, p.3: LIST OF NAMES RE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION INVESTIGATION

Identifies AMSWIRL-1.

104-10113-10147: MEMO:CESAR DIOSDADO

9/1/67, memo from Helene Finan to Chief LEOB: Identified Diosdado as Office of Security # 276 656 and 32 469; employed with Customs since 1951 and Resident Customs Agent in Charge for Key West, Florida. Salary paid by WAVE station.

104-10167-10428: AMSWIRL-1

9/6/62 memo from Chief, JMWAVE to Chief of Base, JMBAR. AMSWIRL-1 cannot have access to refugees until processed by ODURGE (INS) - his role is to skim off priority perishable intelligence. He is a primary flushing system, designed to identify individuals who warrant a more thorough debriefing either by CAC (JMFIG) or JMWAVE. He is also to spot quick turn-around agent candidates and CI suspects. Finally, collect high-priority documents, weapons, and other related items. He is a JMBAR asset. He is to utilize ODURGE cover. When he reveals his CIA relationship "he is seriously defeating the primary purpose of our having worked out this rather unique relationship with ODURGE."

104-10048-10410: RE: MEMO ABOUT FRANK FIORINI ARRIVAL IN MIAMI OFFICE ON 15 APRIL 1963

4/17/63 memo: "AMSWIRL-1 reports that prior to his arrival Miami ODBOON (Customs) office on official business, Frank Fiorini repeat Fiorini and Bill Johnson repeat Johnson had requested release of VIOLYNN III."

1994.04.21.11:49:26:370005: Reel 6, Folder N - CESAR DIOSDADO

172 page file on Cesar Diosdado.

104-10167-10442: CABLE RE CESAR DIOSDADO DEBRIEF

5/15/62 memo from JMWAVE to Director: "LCFLUTTER of Diosdado not considered prudent. He valuable asset, tireless worker with countless sources full length Keys...Diosdado says Commando 100 actually has only 35 members now. Diosdado instructed to report ops info to JMBARR...request liaison clearance and assign crypt (to) Diosdado."

104-10113-10159: Memo: Cesar Diosdado

1967 Memo of Alien Affairs officer to file: FBI reported that Diosdado had been selling guns since 1957. Accused of selling arms to those involved in aborted Haitian revolution. Customs salary paid by CIA. JMWAVE chief John Dimmer praises him in glowing terms.

180-10141-10365: No Title

12/8/77, HSCA staff notes: "...within a day of the assassination, Veciana was approached by Cesar Diosdado, a customs agent in Key West. Diosdado informed Veciana that he had been given a list of people to interview about the assassination and that he, Veciana, was one of them but that he need not worry. (Fonzi interviews."

104-10260-10304: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - CESAR DIOSDADO, U.S. CUSTOMS AGENT, KEY WEST FLORIDA

6/8/62 dispatch from Chief JMWAVE to Chief, TFW, info Chief of Base JMBAR: "Diosdado...contacted on 4 May 1962 by Raymond L. Pochron...based on a report by AMCHEER-1." Diosdado had lunch with Pochron and provided info about the Combat Engineers Commando 100 group: "Julio Garcia Garcia (AMCHEER-1) had been named to form an intelligence organization with the Commando 100. Subject stated that Garcia is a former 'BRAC' police officer..." Diosdado's main sources include "Ramiro Rangel, owner of the B&F Dry Cleaners on Stock Island (and) Manuel-Perez Davila, owner of a small grocery store in Key West...it is believed we have a real asset in (Diosdado)."

104-10260-10234: CABLE RE: SUPDATA. PARA 1 AMSWIRL 1 FROM RAMIRO RANGEL, FROM BLANCO (FNU IN MIAMI. PARA 2 HENRY P. REBHOLTZ (P) FROM CARLOS THEYE INTERPRETER FOR JOSE F RODRIGUEZ

5/15/63: AMSWIRL-1 and Ramiro Rangel among sources of report on Paulino Sierra's arrival in Miami claiming that he had 30 million in funds from American and Cuban industrialists in Chicago if exile groups would come together. Felipe Vidal Santiago, Pedro Diaz Lanz, Carlos Quezada among those invited to meeting. Sierra's claims that he was a lawyer and president of American Bar Association's banking committee unsubstantiated.

Contributors:
Roy Bierma • Bill Simpich

Search Cryptonyms

 

Search tips and techniques

© Mary Ferrell Foundation. All Rights Reserved. |Press Room |MFF Policies |Contact Us |Site Map