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Cryptonym: SLFREE-1

Definition:
Irving Richard Poyle, jailed in Cuba between 1964-1973. 201-733547.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10216-10014: SUBJECT: COMMANDANTE ROLANDO CUBELA - INFORMATION FROM SLFREE-1 DEBRIEFING JULY 1973

This July 1973 debriefing of SLFREE-1 is most intriguing due to the interviewee's insistence after 9 years in prison with Cubela and others that Cubela "never intended to kill (Fidel) Castro". The story about Raul Castro and Cubela were lovers had been told years before this debriefing of Poyls.

104-10071-10188: INFO ON PERSONALITIES OBTAINED AND PASSED TO STATION WH/MIAMI AND HQS AND MIAMI FBI

1/28/74 memo of ()FREE-1's recollections of various prisoners in Cuba. Provides his biographical number of 201-733547. An intriguing tip he received was about Robert Taber - the man who founded the FPCC in NYC - it is hearsay, but the tip SLFREE-1 received was that Taber "was working for NBC and for CIA, so he said".

104-10062-10284: INDEX SEARCH AND 201 CONSOLIDATION REQUEST

Document Extract: Irving Richard Poyle is revealed in this document to be 201-733547 and the subject of the July 1973 debriefing. Reported to be the employer of Jerry Hemming and Anselmito Aliegro. Aliegro was the son of Anselmo Aliegro, Prime Minister of Cuba in 1944 and president of the Cuban Senate in 1954 and 1959; served as acting Prime Minister for one day after Batista fled).

104-10528-10056: CABLE RE IDENTIFICATION

As of 9/30/63 Poyle had two identities with two different 201 numbers - the other was 201-338838. He was captured by the Cubans sometime shortly after this memo.

104-10528-10400: CABLE: DISCUSSION OF MEETING SITE

11/13/63 cable from Mexico City to Director, cable MEXI 6878: "After discussion with ______, Mexico City Station agrees Poyle meet can be made either Monterrey or Mexi but for sake of AMROD op if meet is to be in Mexi FORTSON not be used." C/WH/3 comment: "Would expect Fortson Mexi".

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