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Cryptonym: AMUPAS-1

Definition:
Viola June Cobb, who informed for CIA under crypt AMUPAS-1 while working for Castro, and played a role in the Elena Garro de Paz story, with Mexican crypt LICOOKY-1.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10218-10185: VIOLA JUNE COBB

9/5/62, Request for Approval or Investigative Action by Sara Prosser to CI/Operational Approval and Support Division: "Subject VIOLA JUNE COBB" also known as "LICOOKY-1 (C) formerly AMUPAS-1; Clarinda E. Sharp alias Joyce H. PINEINCH (P)"

104-10174-10123: MEMORANDUM: CONTINGENT RECRUITMENT OF VIOLA JUNE COBB

6/1/60 memo from Harry Hermsdorf to C/WHD: Great background article on June Cobb, culminating with an agreement between Hermsdorf and Cobb for a meeting later that week for recruitment.

Mary's DB Cobb entry

Following assassination, Cobb spent several days in home of Sra. Elena Garro de Paz in Mexico City (former wife of Mexican poet Octavio Paz). Cobb sent by a mutual friend, Eunice Odio, a Costa Rican and Cobb's roommate by Dec. 1965. Odio was former mistress of Dr. Jose Vasquez Ameral when he was with Rockefeller Foundation. HSCA asked CIA why there was no "P" file on her. "The name June Cobb as a double agent appears in the Rorke papers... Cobb forced, in the fall of 1960, a cousin of ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge to have an abortion when 'Lodge's' cousin (Marita Lorenz ?) was six months' pregnant with Fidel Castro's child"

NARA Record Number: 1993.06.10.09:07:17:530000: INVESTIGATION OF FERNANDO FERNANDEZ'S ALLEGATIONS OF CUBAN ESPIONAGE N

FBI quotes a Feb. 1964 article by Professor Herminio Portell-Vila, recently at the University of Florida, Gainesville campus, in Bohemia Internacionale, "Change of Disguise": "LEE HARVEY OSWALD...returned to the United States after his contacts with the Communist Cuban Ambassadors in Moscow, FAURE CHOMON and CARLOS OLIVARES...'Fair Play', with the aid of JUNE COBB, organized excursions of 'students' and agitators from the United States to visit Communist Cuba, with all expenses paid... " (At p. 34) "It is very strange that a person at his very place of work, where he would be identified in five minutes, would carry out an act of this type from such a place and at the same time attempt to escape. There is no logic in this. There is no sense in this." Researcher and author Tony Summers' notes from 1983 indicate there were five disinformation agents in Mexico City and that Portell-Vila was one of them; four of the five were controlled by David Phillips. http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg%20Subject%20Index%20Files/O%20Disk/Oswald%20Lee%20Harvey%20Mexico/107.pdf

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