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Cryptonym: QUSWIFT-1

Definition:
Earl Williamson, Chief of Madrid Station in the nation of Spain
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10143-10220: MEMO: ESPINOSA ALLEGATIONS

"Meetings among QUSPORT, QUSWIFT-1, AMWHIP and AMLASH figures produced conflicting reports which previously were discussed at Madrid and at Headquarters." This 1965 memo from WH/C/SP Harold Swenson also discusses the criticism of the AMLASH Group about Madrid Station, Espinosa was a close associate with AMLASH-3 (Alberto Blanco Ramirez), and the same document mentions the allegation about Tota and Earle (sic).

1993.07.20.09:26:43:310530: VICTOR ESPINOSA

6/8/65, memo from Madrid: Victor Espinosa made a series of "Derogatory allegations on QUSPORT, QUSWIFT-1, AMWHIP-1."

104-10216-10413: MEMO: CIA OPERATIONS AND PLOT TO KILL FIDEL CASTRO, RAUL CASTRO AND OTHER KEY FIGURES OF THE PRESENT REGIME IN CUBA

Espinosa's discussion with Swenson makes it clear that he makes derogatory statements about three people. One of them is Tepedino/AMWHIP-1. Another is QUSPORT and yet another is Tota/QUSWIFT-7, but that was just in passing because Espinosa did not really know Tota. The significant one remaining is the member of the Vedado Tennis Club who is drunk every day by 3 pm. That individual must be QUSWIFT-1.

104-10234-10371: MEMO: MR. PAPICH (OF THE FBI) TELEPHONED TO REPORT THAT VICTOR

The document reviews the allegations of Victor Espinosa; in particular it refers to one assertion that claims the Chief of Station in an unnamed city was not trusted by anti-Castro Cubans because he was compromised by a girl named Tota. These are the same circumstances and name of a woman identified as QUSWIFT-7 alleging a relationship with QUSWIFT-1.

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This list of names with accompanying document citations states the Chief of Madrid Station during the period when the Espinosa made his allegation was Earl Williamson.

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