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Cryptonym: BKCROWN

Definition:
CIA. This cryptonym was adopted in the early 1970s.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10012-10070: CABLE RE FENSTERWALD FOIA REQUEST

Memo from Charlotte Bustos, 10/3/72: Bernard Fensterwald is seeking 20 photos shown to Pedro Gutierrez Valencia, credit investigator in Mexico City. "In letter to BKCROWN dated 22 Sept 1972 FBI says it received photos from your station 19 Feb 1964..."

104-10112-10362: CABLE ON LUCIEN CONEIN BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION FOR POSSIBLE EMPLOYMENT

Sept. 1972 - Indicates that Lucein Conein is about to be employed by the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and they wanted to know about his "former association" with BKCROWN. Conein was a CIA officer.

104-10106-10335: CLASSIFIED MESSAGE: RE REQUEST FOR ARTICLES RE HERBERT ITKIN

CIA Headquarters requests media articles regarding Herbert Itkin who claimed to be a CIA agent. Officials state an inquiry supports Itkin was "...never employed by BKCROWN. Either in Staff or Contract/Career Agent status."

Contributors:
Peter Dale Scott • Bill Simpich • Carmine Savastano

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