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Cryptonym: EVMINCE-1

Definition:
Paul Johnson, co-director of the Haitian-American Institute in Port-au-Prince for the US Embassy.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10166-10294: MEMORANDUM OF CONVERSATION

9/18/64: Dispatch re Paul Johnson, co-director of the Haitian-American Institute in Port-au-Prince for the US Embassy, re a conversation with de Mohrenschildt on 9/12/64..."DCM (note: Deputy Chief of Mission) Curtis has instructed Johnson to henceforth deny any association with the CIA." Also see it in a redacted context in a large file: 1994.04.25.14:03:32:190005: Reel 5, Folder N - GEORGE DE MOHRENSCHILDT

104-10166-10275: CABLE: HQ UNDERSTANDS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN FORBIDDEN TO MAINTAIN LIGHT SOCIAL CONTACT WITH IDEN.

12/10/64 memo from Director to Port-au-Prince: "HQ understands that you have been forbidden to maintain light social contact with IDEN (note: George de Mohrenschildt) for the purpose of acquiring such intel as he may offer in regard to his activities and plans...request that you not repeat not mention proposed operational use of EVMINCE to (non-CIA) personnel."

104-10166-10272: AMBASSADOR DID NOT SEE PARA 2 REF

12/12/64: Memo to DAINOLD/SAS Chief Desmond Fitzgerald informing him about the cable requesting that "chief of station not mention proposed operational use of EVMINCE to (non-CIA) personnel."

Joan Mellen, Our Man in Haiti, p. 224

"George de Mohrenschildt was not entirely idle in Haiti. Feb. 1, 1965 found him near Postel, exploring a source for fresh water in southern Haiti. It was in that area that he had discovered that deposit of bauxite that would turn out to contain fourteen million tons. It was a discovery, Paul Johnson/EVMINCE-1 had believed, that 'could have a substantial influence on the economy of the country. Of course, the Reynolds Mining Corporation was already mining bauxite in Haiti, rendering de Mohrenschildt's discovery less importance. CIA wondered whether de Mohrenschildt would reveal his bauxite discovery before he was assured of his own percentage. He had 'not told anyone else of his discovery', EVMINCE-1 informed his superiors. CIA had to be cautious. If news of de Mohrenschildt's discovery of bauxite was leaked, it would be traceable to CIA informant Paul Johnson, EVMINCE-1. In a dispatch entitled 'Possible Economic Standing of George de Mohrenschildt', CIA's Chester D. Dainold (a pseudonym for Desmond FitzGerald) urged that CIA be discreet so as to keep EVMINCE-1 'perfectly clean'. EVMINCE-1 had 'expressed his intense dislike of men he cannot completely trust and a slip at this time would affect the presently good operational relationship with him.' In Haiti, as elsewhere, a reliable operative was hard to find."

104-10166-10256: SALE OF SISAL BY GEORGE DE MORENSCHILDS.

2/19/65 entry on routing slip: "On 2/19/65 EVMINCE-1 confirmed that de Mohrenschildt had sold his stockpile of sisal to the Polish commercial rep." (Note: The rep's last name was Galicki.)

104-10166-10247: POSSIBLE ECONOMIC STANDING OF GEORGE DE MOHRENSCHILDT

3/4/65 dispatch from Chester Dainold/Desmond FitzGerald to C/WHD: Dainold urged that CIA be discreet so as to keep EVMINCE-1 "perfectly clean". EVMINCE-1 had "expressed his intense dislike of men he cannot completely trust and a slip at this time would affect the presently good operational relationship with him."

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Joan Mellen • Bill Simpich

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