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Cryptonym: PDDONOR

Definition:
Yuriy Ivanovich Nosenko, using the pseudonym George Martin Rosnek. He was a highly controversial Russian defector who caused a deep split among CIA leaders regarding his credibility.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Nosenko was held for over three years at the CIA's ISOLATION area at Camp Peary overseen by the US Department of Defense in Virginia. He had several other cryptonyms, such as AEDONOR and AEFOXTROT.
Sources:

104-10106-10209: [[Delete]] -- Suggested Solutions for Divorce Proceedings for Defector

A file titled "...Suggested Solutions for Divorce Proceedings for Defector" has officials discussing the status of George Martin Rosnek, his divorce, finding him a home with Agency funds, and mention Rosnek was held at the CIA's ISOLATION area for years and this would match the file's subject line that lists divorce, defector, and Yuriy Nosenko. This would infer Nosenko used the pseudonym George Martin Rosnek. http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/jfk/NARA-July2017/JFK-July_2017_Release-Formerly_released_in_part/DOCID-32398467.PDF

104-10291-10019: George Martin Rosnek.

The document in the Personnel file of George Martin Rosnek identifies him under the cryptonym PDDONOR. The file also details a series of financial transactions and details the divorce of Rosnek and financial issues he and the Agency were settling. It further notes that Rosnek was a defector in 1964 and the Agency had made him financial commitments, multiple noted items again further match the biography of Yuri Nosenko. Additionally the pseudonym of the referenced person changes from George Rosnek to Bruce A. Bertotally.

104-10106-10081: MISC LETTERS AND RECEIPTS: YURIY NOSENKO--ATTORNEY LETTERS AND RECEIPTS FOR INVOLVEMENT IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

This document reveals miscellaneous letters and receipts from one attorney John McAuliffe who had to correspond due to Nosenko's role in a traffic accident. The letter regarding the reimbursement of damages was approved by the Agency and the name used for Nosenko in the matter is George Rosnek. Another page in the document states that Nosenko was naturalized in the United States under a different name. A letter from McAuliffe for background purposes can be found at 104-10106-10231.

104-10106-10120: TAX TREATMENT OF DEFECTION BONUS FOR USSR'S NOSENKO

As suggested in the earlier Personnel file, the pseudonym Bruce Bertotally was used by Russian KGB defector Yuriy Nosenko and is revealed by the document's title "Tax Treatment of Defection Bonus for USSR's Nosenko". It also matches some of the prior mentioned financial arrangements with George Rosnek aka Yuriy Nosenko.

104-10106-10081: MEMO ON SOVIET DEFECTOR NOSENKO

This memo is titled "Memo on Soviet Defector Nosenko" and listed within its subject line is the pseudonym Bruce Bertotally. The document discusses personal information and possible problems that will arise in the handling of Nosenko aka Bertotally.

Contributors:
Carmine Savastano • Bill Simpich

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