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Cryptonym: LIFEUD-22

Definition:
Alberto Cesar Rodriguez Gallego, the main photographer in the LIERODE basehouse covering the Cuban embassy in Mexico City.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Originally known as LILILLY-1: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=4393&relPageId=16&search=%22lifeud-1%22_%22lifeud/1%22 Became known as LIFEUD-22 in 1962. Later known as LIONION-1 in 1965.
Sources:

104-10188-10446: DISPATCH-PROJECT LIONION

1/6/65: Win Scott, Chief of Station in Mexico City, provides "an outline for Project LIONION covering the services of the two agents heretofore known as LIFEUD-22 (201-288248) and LIFEUD-23 (201-305604)...To avoid re-typing at Headquarters the Station has taken the liberty of provisionally assigning cryptonyms LIONION-1 and LIONION-2 to these agents. Please advise if this is correct."

104-10098-10105: DISPATCH:LIFEUD/22 - LCFLUTTER INTERVIEW

10/31/63: This document reveals that LIFEUD-22 was fluttered (polygraphed), but the interview is not attached.

104-10188-10446: DISPATCH-PROJECT LIONION

What is interesting is that this 1965 dispatch reveals that the polygraph of LIFEUD-22 was conducted on October 8, 1963.

104-10126-10068: MEMO RE HSCA REQUEST

This HSCA memo reveals that LIONION-1's true name is Alberto Rodriguez Gallego.

Mary Ferrell Database entry for Alberto Cesar Rodriguez Gallego

CIA agent who took pictures of those coming and going from Cuban Embassy in Mexico City in 1963. DOB: 11/6/22. POB: Havana, Cuba. Attended grammar school in Tampa, FL. Graduated from Univ. of Havana Law School. Director of Berlitz Academy in Madrid.

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