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Cryptonym: WODISH

Definition:
Domestic Contact Service
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10164-10087: SUBJECT PROVIDED WODISH INFO ON VOLUNTARY BASIS 1960-1964

Re 1960-1964: Richard Cain (201-323871) provided WODISH info on a voluntary basis between 1960-1964. Identified as skyjacker of an Eastern Airlines flight on 5 May 1972.

104-10119-10009: MESSAGE CONTAINING ILLUSTRATIVE TRACES ON HERBERT ITKIN

Re 1966: "Below are illustrative traces Herbert Itkin (201-836808), partner law firm Itkin, Roberts, Greenbaum, New York, registered agent for 'Haitian Government in Exile' representing Louis Dejoie (201-240483) and other Haitian exile groups 1963. Reportedly furnished money to group invading Haiti August 1963...(Itkin's) former father-in-law called WODISH, New York, to say (Itkin) closely tied to BKCROWN, giving it much assistance Haiti and elsewhere, implying (Itkin) trusted informant or agent, not staff employee. Warned BKCROWN (Itkin) not desirable because of doubts re reliability, discretion, ability to meet financial obligations, and mental equilibrium. (WODISH memo, 15 Feb 1966). New York Times, 9 March 1968, reported US official described (Itkin) as undercover agent who infiltrated organized crime, reporting regularly to (FBI). One high official said (Itkin) risked his life to 'stand up to Mafia'. Article also states (Itkin) registered Sept 1963 as foreign agent (of the Dominican Republic), making numerous trips there...New York Daily News, 15 Oct 1968, reported (Itkin), labor lawyer, trying have his trial moved from state to federal court, contending he acting as (FBI) and (CIA) agent in connection (with James L. Marcus, former NYC water commissioner kickback case re mortgage applications made to Teamsters Union pension fund)." 8/29/72 memo from WH/7/DR Elizabeth Vetter

104-10266-10026: FOLDER ON COBB, VIOLA JUNE (VOL VII)

6/26/67 memo by WH/COG/CICS: "Re: REDACTED. June Cobb is former (CIA) agent residing in New York City. HQS had given name and clearance to contact (June) Cobb in connection with investigation (FBI) conducting. Matter handled through WODISH office. Suggest to FBI they contact REDACTED WODISH office for current address of June Cobb who has been already alerted to (FBI) desire (to) contact her."

104-10165-10075: CIA FILE ON CHARLES, CLEMARD JOSEPH.

Oct. 1969 memo: "Appreciate ref response but cannot see how relationship between WODISH (Note: marginalia states "DCS" above WODISH) and Louis A. Brun is altered to any appreciable degree through new handling procedures nor is the potential for compromise lessened." See page 78: "Brun, who collaborator with Clemard Joseph Charles on political matters in Haiti, is contact of WODISH, NY office."

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