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Cryptonym: LIEMPTY-2

Definition:
Juan Nepomuseno Frias Ramirez, using the pseudonym of Oliver Scantling and the cryptonym of LIEMPTY-2 in Mexico City.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10414-10400 DISPATCH-LIEMPTY PROJECT RENEWAL

Scantling's tasks included "to collect operational information pertaining to LIMERICK personnel and physical facilities." In this vein, he cased the homes of two Soviet intelligence officers. He would also "collect operational information pertaining to other targets of opportunity, foreign official installations and personnel of intelligence interest operating in Mexico.", with much description.

104-10118-10334: RENEWAL OF PROJECT LIEMPTY

In the 1963 period, he was paid the second most after Raymond Gerende/Ramon Alvarez/LIEMPTY-1. Another woman was listed below him, and then followed the pay schedule for LIEMPTY-4 down to LIEMPTY-24.

104-10414-10124 MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

Scantling is specifically identified as LIEMPTY-2.

104-10061-10115 LIST OF NAMES RE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION INVESTIGATION

HSCA notes reveal that "Oliver Scantling" is the pseudonym, and his true name is Juan Nepomuseno Frias Ramirez.

104-10414-10400: DISPATCH-LIEMPTY PROJECT RENEWAL

10/25/63 dispatch from COS Win Scott to Chief, WH: During the 1962-1963 period, Scantling/Frias became the new cut-out to LIMITED, replacing LIEMPTY-1/Raymond Gerende/Ramon Alvarez. tThis was done to enable Gerende to engage in more rapid processing of the photographic take. Scantling was also considered to be a better fit as he was closer in age to LIEMPTY-6 than Gerende. Scantling wss now an alternate cutout to a sensitive LAURICLE contact. This was done to minizmize the danger of the action agent being seen publicly with an obvious PBPRIME (U.S.) citizen. (p. 5 of 9) Both Scantling and Gerende were fluttered during October 1963 with no security problems being revealed. (p. 7 of 9)

104-10414-10402: LIEMPTY/PROGRESS REPORT FOR FIRST QUARTER 1963

This document reveals that the cryptonym for the "sensitive LAURICLE agent" for whom Scantling was the alternate cut-out was LIEMIT-1. Also revealed is that during this time Scantling "provided continuing and essential support to the station's harassment campaign against ESLARD-1 (Juan Jose Avarelo). Scantling made numerous calls to the ESLARD-1 residence as well as friends of ESLARD-1 warning of assassination and other plots against ESLARD-1. Scantling also securely provided and discreetly mailed an ominous box of candy to the ESLARD-1 residence as another plan in this harassment campaign. Scantling also made a pretext call to the LIERODE (Cuban embassy) installation, tying the LIEROD personnel into a bomb attempt on ESLARD-1. Scantling provided the Spanish text and arranged for the mailing of a letter to four newspapers in ESLARD-1's native country which contained a (CIA) prepared photograph of ESLARD-1 and the Soviet Military Attache in Mexico (known RIS - Russian Intelligence Service). In this entire operation Scantling showed maturity of judgment and professional competence."

104-10118-10334: RENEWAL OF PROJECT LIEMPTY

"Scantling was used extensively during the visit of GPIDEAL (President John F. Kennedy) as part of the Station's effort in providing maximum protection for the GPIDEAL party."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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