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Cryptonym: AMTRUNK-1

Definition:
George Volsky aka Jorge Volsky. His name was originally Jerzy Stanislaw Ajbuszyc when he served in the Polish military under the British operational command during World War II. Volsky was his grandmother's name.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Close to Max Lesnick and AMBLEAK-1/Estaben Jacquin Blanco Sanchez (a Rescate official). Active with the USIA in 1963.
Sources:

104-10102-10226: AMTRUNK OPERATION

Identified as AMTRUNK-1.

104-10103-10110: ACTIVITIES OF JORGE VOLSKY

Document refers to "AMTRUNK-1". JMWAVE's conclusion in 1964 was that there was no proof that Volsky was a Soviet agent, but that he should be watched. Cautioned that "if he has been providing information to both the (New York) Times and to JURE based on his access to QKFLOWAGE materials and contacts, then it would appear that an early inquiry into his activities by QKFLOWAGE (USIA) Headquarters is indicated... "VOLSKY first became of interest to KUBARK (CIA) in February 1963 when it was learned that he was the source of an anti-Castro plan known as Operation LEONARDO designed to split the Castro regime by the recruitment of certain elements of the Militia and the Rebel Army in the GOC (Government of Cuba). This plan had been presented to ODACID (State Dept.) through Tad SZULC, editorial writer of the New York Times Washington office, and ODACID sent it for action to KUBARK Headquarters." Succeeding pages show that Volsky was his grandmother's name. Friends with AMBLEAK-1 and Max Lesnick... Imprisoned at the same time as AMBLEAK-1 during the "Invasion roundup" following the Bay of Pigs. Volsky got out within a month thanks to his US visa...AMOT-119 reported on 9/17/62 that Volsky had close relationships with Tad Szulc of the NY Times as well as the Washington Post...Szulc presented to ODACID (State Dept) an operational plan based on Volsky's ideas which was subsequently turned over to KUBARK (CIA)...Szulc and Volsky frequently discussed matters in Polish, which was deemed suspicious by CIA sources...Volsky was described as Szulc's "unofficial stringer"..."When Volsky arrived in the United States, he visited his friend and former contact at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Paul Bethel, who at that time was in charge of the Miami office of the USIA...Several sources indicated that they felt Volsky was working with JURE to infilitrate the CIA during 1963.

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