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Cryptonym: WUBRINY

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WUBRINY included Haitian operations - but it may have been broader in scope.


4/26/63, contact report by Chief, DO/COEO C. Frank Stone III (probably George de Mohrenschildt's handler): WUBRINY is described as "Haitian operations". WUBRINY-1 reported that Clemard Charles brought George de Mohrenschildt to his WUSALINE office. deM and Charles wanted to start a variety of businesses. Also see 104-10069-10063, 11/16/67, pp. 3-4: "Clemard Joseph Charles, Director, Commercial Bank" is on the "updated listing of Ton Ton Macoutes (TTM) prepared by the LNSHOE representative. It should not be considered an organizational roster. This is merely a list of those Haitian civilians whom Duvalier appears to favor above other members of the militia."

104-10263-10111: FERRE, LUIS ALBERT - 201 FILE MATERIAL

1/5/65: Request for covert security approval for Luis Ferre aka SKEWER-1 for "long term commercial collaboration of mutual advantage, Project WUBRINY". (p. 19) Identifies Ferre, 205-205712, as part of Project WUBRINY. His Provisional COA was granted on 12/8/64. His CI/OA file number was C-82943.

104-10174-10069: CIA FILE ON (ASSET)

2/1/68, Memorandum for Chief/E: "Project WUBRINY - Possible Operational Support of REDACTED Objectives by Edward G. Tichborn" - "Tichborn can assess and develop selected REDACTED contacts of REDACTED station who may be visiting New York and who desire introductions in US commercial circles...Tichborn feels that he could write an article concerning leading (REDACTED -- probably "Latin") industrialists and bankers for publishing in a prominent publication, such as 'Life International'." (page 70): A handwritten memo on the 2/1/66 routing sheet says: "Take it easy on Life-Int. This gets into the Katzenbach Ban Area." Signed T. (May be for Edward Tichborn, whose real name is Henry Lopez). The Katzenbach Ban Area may be a reference to unauthorized wiretaps and microphones, a policy change enacted by Katzenbach after a tap on Martin Luther King became public in 1965.

Church Committee: Book II - Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans Current Section: (b) Attorneys General Failure to Limit and Control FBI Intelligence Activities

The Katzenbach Ban Area (cited above in the previous entry) may be a reference to a ban on unauthorized wiretaps and microphones, a policy change enacted by Katzenbach after a tap on Martin Luther King became public in 1965. Also see https://millercenter.org/president/lbjohnson/essays/katzenbach-1965-attorney-general, citing how Katzenbach was forced to resign in 1966 because of Hoover' resentment of him.

Russ Baker • Bill Simpich

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