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Cryptonym: JMSPUR

Definition:
Investigation of traces (or "spoor") of former programs or records that for political reasons (Kennedy assassination, Watergate) became extremely sensitive.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
May be pronounced "JM-spoor" - traces of the event itself. https://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?mode=searchResult&absPageId=1201815
Sources:

104-10406-10028: CABLE:MIAMI HERALD 26 APRIL CARRIED ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY

4/27/67, memo from JMWAVE to Director: Gordon Novel claims he was a CIA operative, will fight Garrison's charges. JMWAVE has no record of Novel.

104-10170-10129: CABLE: (THIS IS CABLE NO. 2) OF A SERIES

5/1/67: Cable from JMWAVE to Director regarding how INCA and CIA established a relationship for the first time in 1965 when INCA sponsored a talk by Juanita Castro (AMSTRUT-2). See 104-10181-10113: "According to Paul Oberst of the Cuban Operations Group (COG/CA), CIA did not fund (INCA) although we had contacts with some of its members."

104-10173-10184 CABLE: IDENTITY: JAMES GARRISON

10/6/67: Garrison is revealed as the focus of the previous cable. The authenticating officer was C/WH/COG David Phillips; the releasing officer was C/WHD William Broe.

104-10173-10183 CABLE: AMDENIM/4 AGAIN TELEPHONED REF A OFFICE 27 SEPT

10/6/67 cable from N. Gratz, WH/C/CI to JMWAVE: AMDENIM-4 (Larry LaBorde) called Identity (Jim Garrison) to discuss subject investigation. "Office refused (to) discuss matter. A/4 son visited (Garrison)several times then voluntarily told LNERGO (FBI) of visits in which he had discussed father's past WOFACT (CIA) association and identified AMDENIM-1 as group leader." AMDENIM-4 had called earlier re concern about being subpoenaed by Garrison, Domestic Contact Service suspected "a provocation" and offered no comment regarding the matter.

104-10508-10305

12/30/67 memo from JMWAVE to WH H. Mahoney: "Old hands at Station confirm JMMOVE was the only agency sponsored training camp..." Review of "Station traces that appear unique to JMWAVE or which indicate prior HQS or Station ops interest": Edward Collins of Interpen, Howard Davis, Richard Davis, Fernando Fernandez, Leovino Interian, Victor Manuel (Paneque) Batista, Sylvia Odio, Orlando Piedra, Lorenzo Pascillio (Loren Hall), Layton Martens, Bernardo Torres, Juan A. Valdez, Manuel Garcia Gonzales, Gerald Patrick Hemming, Mario Bermudez Nunez, Mario Bermudez Quinones.

104-10129-10097: CABLE RE DEATH BENEFITS FOR MRS. CURTIS

4/29/71: About Angleton's visit to Mexico after Win Scott's death.

104-10129-10098: CABLE RE WILL AND DOCUMENTS

5/3/71: "Mrs. Curtis (better known as Mrs. Win Scott) turned over further classified papers to KINGMAN." Roger Kingman was a pseudonym for CIA officer John Horton. He was chief of station in Mexico City after Scott, then became chief of WH Division and retired as chief of the Soviet Bloc division. See his obituary: https://www.delsjourney.com/saco/john_horton_obituary.htm

104-10221-10136: CABLE-WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING STATION TRACES ON FRANK FIORINI WHOSE TRUE NAME. IS FRANK ANTHONY STURGIS

6/21/72 cable from WH/Miami to Director, slugline RYBAT PLJMSPUR: "We have the following station and AMOT traces on Frank Fiorini (201-242256) whose true name is Frank Anthony Sturgis, which we forwarding in event they might be useful... " Mentions his 50s and 60s activities, including work trying to sell aircraft to exiles in Sept 1963, plans for DR coup in 1966 and with Alpha-66 in 1969.

104-10095-10326: LISTING OF TRAFFIC REMOVED FROM C/WHD FILES DURING WATERGATE FILE SEARCH

Circa 1974: File states: "RYBAT/JMSPUR/PLWVCADET removed from C/WHD personal files during Watergate file search. Traffic can be found in sealed sensitive envelope in Safe No. 1322 located in WH/COG, Room 3D46." Reference to C/WHD is apparently a reference to John Horton, who was Mexico City chief of station before becoming C/WHD.

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Peter Dale Scott • Bill Simpich

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