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Cryptonym: AMTABBY-16

Definition:
Ramon Orozco Crespo, brother of Miguel Orozco.
Status:
Speculative
Sources:

104-10240-10268: CABLE:THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS, ALL TRANSFERS FROM JMMOVE LOCATION NO

4/2/61 memo "re disposition of AMHAZE agents upon completion ship and island training". These transfers from "JMMOVE location number 8...desire engage in raider ops with Miguel Orozco leader of group...reluctant join either AMBIDDY-1 (Artime) or AMNORM (Nino Diaz)...(members include) Miguel Orozco/AMTABBY-15, Reynaldo Garcia, Conrado Caballero, Ramon Orozco/AMTABBY-16, Felix Sosa, Luis Bermudez, Orlando Garcia Duarte, Diego Milanes, Rafael Usatores, Carlos Lopez Ona, Carlos Tores (Carlos Torres?), Carlos Hernandez/AMHAZE-2523, Jose Raffo, Luis Sierra, Miguel Chardiet.

104-10310-10203: MEMORANDUM:SSC CONTACT/"HARPER'S" ARTICLE ENTITLED "THE KENNEDY VENDETTA

"In Washington, during the investigation into the CIA's handling of the invasion, (Rip) Robertson appeared as a witness and talked at length with Robert Kennedy. He told his Cuban commandos that Kennedy was all right, which they took as a high compliment, since Robertson hated all politicians...Ramon Orozco, one of his commandos, remembers what the paramilitary operations were like: "After the Bay of Pigs...I was on one of his teams, but he controlled many teams and many operations. And everything was good through 1963. Our team made more than seven big war missions. Some of them were huge: the attack on the Texaco refinery, the Russian ships in Oriente province, a big lumber yard, the Patrice Lumumba sulfuric acid plant in Santa Lucia, and the diesel plant in Casilda...at the end of December, 1961, (Orozco and other commandos) sought to escape in a rubber boat where Rip and (Rolando Martinez, one of the Watergate burglars) waited for them...Rip loaded a rubber boat with rockets and recoilless rifles, ordered another commando, Nestor Izquierdo, to get in with him, and then motored up and down the coast looking for signs of his men. He was back on Martinez' ship when Orozco called him from the shore...(Robertson's) superiors became so angry that they resorted to ordering the Cuban boat captains not to allow him to board the intermediary ships that took the teams to the shore...Rip Robertson and his paramilitary cowboys (later) joined in the (Vietnam) effort and helped run the Phoenix program."

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 wrote a letter to LBJ to get A-15, his brother Miguel, ransomed. He even asked Artime for the money. He referred to the Kennedys as "commie brothers" of AMSUMAC-1.

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)."

104-10192-10026: CABLE: REMARKS OF ORLANDO BOSCH AVILA, HEAD OF THE MIRR, CONCERNING PLANS TO DISRUPT THE EXODUS OF CUBANS FROM CAMARIOCA BY LAUNCHING AN ATTACK AGAINST THE NORTH COAST OF CUBA

10/28/65, Cable from JMWAVE to IW: "SUPDATA: AMTABBY-27 on 25 Oct from Subj 201-282573 (Ramon Orozco Crespo aka AMTABBY-16) who 'Cuban emigre' in text. Do not use true name. RID: Index Bosch, and Gutierrez."

Contributors:
David Boylan • Bill Simpich

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