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Cryptonym: UNSTAR

Definition:
An unknown French diplomat, who in the days after 11/22/63 allegedly claimed that JFK was killed due to a joint plot by the Chinese government and Castro.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

Bill Simpich, State Secret, Chapter 6, http://www.maryferrell.org/pages/State_Secret_Chapter6.html

a handwritten note to Whitten from Ray Rocca during the late night hours of November 23. Rocca intoned that “here is the assembled file”, and added that these documents were too sensitive to be shared with the FBI.[ 85 ] The key documents cited by Rocca expound the theme of Oswald’s Soviet connection, and the importance of following Kostikov everywhere...Rocca provided a backgrounder of Celia Sanchez, stating she was the head of intelligence in late 1958 before Batista was overthrown, and how she was presently the political officer for the Communist Party as well as Fidel's secretary and mistress. He then turned to three pages on the Saavedra family, and how Cuban interior minister Raul Saavedra was married to Nenita Sanchez, a close relative of Celia Sanchez. The final page recited five of the greatest hits from the file of the double agent Ramon Cortes, (discussed earlier in this book)...all five hits point to Cortes’ close relations with Cuba, while ignoring his covert relations with the American government. The last two hits point to Cortes’ relationship with Witoski/AMKIRK-1; as discussed earlier, she was close friends with Celia Sanchez...By early December, CI-SIG chief Birch O’Neal confirmed that a French diplomat outside of the US was saying JFK was killed due to a joint plot by the Chinese government and Castro, with Cortes and Saavedra in the middle of it all. O’Neal also admits that the tips from the French diplomat “have proven to be not too reliable”. It is third-hand information from “a source” to the French diplomat “Unstar”, and then to WAVE staffer Dudley Jentons aka J. Deering Danielson.

104-10400-10216: MRS. UNSTAR REMAINING IN NASSAU WITH WIFE OF BRAZILIAN AMBASSADOR UNTIL RETURN HAVA

12/10/63 cable, JMWAVE to Director: "As indicated...Mrs. UNSTAR unable provide any additional info...she only relaying info provided her by UNSTAR...contact with UNSTARS has been maintained by Jentons largely on personal basis and since Jentons only WAVE staffer in contact with UNSTARS would be difficult (to) contact Mrs. UNSTAR on crash-basis."

104-10400-10188: CABLE: CONTENTS OF LETTER IDENTIFYING SOURCES

12/19/63 cable, JMWAVE to Director: UNSTAR identifies Raul Saavedra as an in-law of Celia Sanchez. He is a high official; Sanchez is one of Castro's closest confidants. Raymond Cortes identified as an important source if used properly - Dallas businessmen with office in Mexico City. Imports items into Cuba - believed to be cover for other activities.

104-10400-10214: FOLLOWING INFO RECEIVED FROM UNSTAR VIA MRS. UNSTAR WHO PASSED IT TO STAFF OFFICER

12/7/63 cable, JMWAVE to Director: "Fidel Castro reportedly extremely concerned with persistence of investigation into Pres. Kennedy's murder and with possible disclosures that could result...a certain (FNU) Saavedra, only identified close friend Celia Sanchez uttered indiscretions which resulted in (following) info: Plot prepared by Castro and Chicoms. No Soviet participation as they considered too close to Americans at this time. Contact men Dallas, Texas are: Ramon B. Cortes (identified only as half Mexican, half American) and Fernandez Feito (identified only as Cuban). These men financed through bank located 14 Wall Street, New York City. Cuban refugee living Miami...named Robert Nieto can give details on Cortes and Feito."

Mary Ferrell Chronologies, Volume 2 (a) - 1959 Current Section: January 1959

"...a review of the files of Bankers Trust Company, 14-16 Wall Street, New York City, failed to reflect any bank accounts maintained by Ramon B. Cortes or (FNU) Fernandez Feito...Cortes had represented Intercontinental, S.A. (note, see GOOSECREEK cryptonym)...Cortes represented American Material and Equipment Company (Ameco), Texarkana, in 1960. He went to Cuba and stole Cuban funds. (Citations)."

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