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Cryptonym: ODMARK

Definition:
Department of Commerce.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
The Department of Commerce is the agency that issues import-export licenses. LIHUFF-1 was used by a source of ODMARK, which makes sense as LIHUFF-2 was Executive VP of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico.
Sources:

104-10226-10073: DISPATCH: AMSCROLL, PROGRESS REPORT - JULY 1964

08/20/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 2: ..."4. Press Releases: During the past month AMSCROLL issued 7 press releases among which were the text of a letter sent to Chiefs ODACID (U.S. State Department) and ODMARK on 'underground reports' (actually furnished by REDACTION) of a trade deal by which a free world country was to supply technical equipment of military value to Cuba. Other matters noted in press releases were free-world sea trade with Cuba, the refusal of the British Aircraft Corporation to sell jets to Cuba, announcements of new propaganda initiatives, etc. A total of 2,150 copies of these press releases were distributed."

104-10226-10024: DISPATCH: FORWARDING OF PROPAGANDA LEAFLET

02/09/65, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: "Under separate cover is the latest AMSCROLL propaganda item in support of the MHVIPER program. It exploits an actual case of a firm which literally laughed in the face of AMSCROLL protestations, and shortly thereafter fell afoul of ODMARK with the result that it lost its import-export license. AMSCROLL reproduced the pertinent correspondence in sequence with the comment that this is one of several things which can happen to those who trade with Communist Cuba."

104-10218-10035: MEXICO CITY PROJECT OUTLINE

Undated, Project Outline: Page 4: ..."b. Prior Negotiations: There have been no prior negotiations with the Mexican Government, intelligence or security services, or ODYOKE elements on this project. LIHUFF/1 has been used in the past, prior to his contract with CIA, as a source by ODIBEX (U.S. Army) and ODMARK...."

124-10195-10223: No Title

Identified as informant CG T-9 in 1967, "Executive VP, American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico". Wichtrich was told by a Mexican official that Sam Giancana was almost given immigrant status without knowing about his full background. The official "was vehement that GIANCANA and his type of person would not be granted any status in Mexico and would be expelled from Mexico if found in national territory."

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Gavin McDonald

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