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Cryptonym: AMYEAST-19

Definition:
Alberto Gorman Sanchez. AMYEAST-19 was a Swiss national, who in April 1961 was being used by the MDC as a courier to Cuba.
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
AMYEAST-19 was also a close contact of AMDIP-3 (Ramon Augusto Ruisanchez, aka Comandante Augusto, Cesar, and Tandi). JMWAVE was considering recruiting A-19 as a penetration of AMDIPS and the MDC. In a dispatch in May 1966, in relation to Alberto Gorman Sanchez, it was mentioned that the Swiss Embassy was unaware of his arrest in Cuba in November 1961, until after his sentencing in March 1962.
Sources:

104-10271-10274: CABLE RE: REQUEST OPIM KUSODA APPROVAL LCFLUTTER SWISS NATIONAL AMYEAST-19

04/13/61, Cable from WAVE to BELL: Slugline JMZIP KUSODA LCFLUTTER: "Request OPIM KUSODA approval LCFLUTTER Swiss national AMYEAST-19. SUBJ presently used by MDC as courier to Cuba. Also has close contact AMDIP/3. WAVE considering possibility recruitment as penetration AMDIPS and MDC. CS Comment: *Requested POA's on a number of individuals."

104-10069-10350: DISPATCH: CUBAN ACTIVITIES AT FLAMINGO, FLORIDA

05/02/66, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: Page 2: ..."7. JMWAVE traces on the above indicates the following: A. Alberto Gorman Sanchez, is probably Alberto Gorman Sanchez Fernandez, American citizen, sentenced on 13 March 62 to 12 years imprisonment for counterrevolutionary activities. Was tried before Revolutionary Tribunal of District of Habana (Subj. is listed on Cuban documents as Alberto Sanchez Fernandez, was issued naturalization certificate 7924318 on 16 Nov. 57, Southern District Florida. His most recent travel document is his landing card which is dated 16 June 1960. According to info furnished by subj's wife, Haydee Ramirez, he was arrested on 28 Nov. 61 and transferred to prison on Isle of Pines on 30 March 1962. Swiss Embassy had not been aware of his arrest until after sentencing; parents, with concurrence of lawyer, believed that mention of his U.S. citizenship would have been to his detriment during trial. (AmEmb Bern, Docp 864, 12 Apr 62)..."

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