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Cryptonym: LIRESORT-1

Definition:
Dr. Benedotte Regnetta, an Italian, and Director of the Latin American Delegation of the FIAT Company. Formerly DEGRIP-1.
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
In early July 1967, LIONION-1 (Alberto Rodriguez Gallego, part of LIONION photography project targeting Cuban embassy), obtained a new safe house which was then used for sensitive or lengthy meetings with LIRESORT-1.
Sources:

104-10176-10073: 201 FILE OF PROTECTABLE SOURCE.

12/02/64: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to COS, Withheld: Subject: TYPIC/LIRESORT/LITAMIL/Transmittal of Publication and Two Boxes: "Attached herewith for Chief of Station, (REDACTION), are two boxes, one from LITAMIL-9 and the other from LIRESORT-1..."

104-10234-10023: CABLE: REVIEW HQS FILES RE ==== ROLE AMLASH OF REVEALS.

03/08/66: Cable from Director to Mexico City: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMLASH LIRESORT: "Review HQs files re LIRESORT-1 role AMLASH op reveals no information that would indicate AM-1 made aware his identity or any other details which would compromise LIRESORT-1. (Handwritten note: 'Formerly DEGRIP-1).'"

104-10215-10212: COLLECTED DOCUMENTS: BUSTAMENTE O'LEARY, JOSE ANGEL.

Circa 1967: Routing and Records Sheet: Mention of LIRESORT-1 in the Comments section.

104-10188-10012: ( )AFGHAN (VOL I) - DEVELOPMENT AND PLANS.

01/10/68: Project LIONION Renewal Request: Page 2: "D. Effectiveness: 1. Project LIONION is considered by the Station to be highly effective and essential. In addition to providing the valuable photographic coverage cited above, LIONION-1 continues to provide interesting observations on the personalities and activities of the personnel working in the targets. LIONION-1 reporting is being incorporated into the recruitment operations against LIRING-2 and LIRING-16. 2. In early July LIONION-1 obtained and furnished a new safe apartment which is being used for sensitive or lengthy meetings with LIRESORT-1 as well as LIONION-1. The safe site has been stocked with a sufficient supply of food so as to allow two persons to live there for at least three days in the event the Station ever needs a cooling-off site for an agent or defector..."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald • Bill Simpich

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