Pseudonym: Bagaus, Howard
A dispatch on July 1, 1976, on Orlando Bosch, was signed by Bagaus, who was either Chief, Latin American Division (LAD), or someone who worked under the chief.
12/09/70: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division (Info: Chief, Soviet Bloc Division): "1. Primary responsibility for the operational and administrative handling of the LIEMPTY Project was transferred, effective 1 December 1970, within the station from the REDTOP (CIA Soviet Division) to the Operational Support Section. This transfer was made as part of our effort to consolidate basic support functions in the Operational Support Section, and to relieve the REDTOP Section of activities which do not contribute directly to the pursuit of priority recruitment targets. However, the REDTOP Section will continue to be the principal consumer of the LIEMPTY product as received from the LILYRIC and LICALLA photo surveillance points. It will also be the main provider of guidance and requests for special LILYRIC/LICALLA coverage. 2. The previous REDTOP Case Officer (Bruce H. Fernald) introduced the new Case Officer, Howard T. Bagaus, to LIEMPTY-9, -13, and -14 in early December. LIMOUSINE, owner of the LILYRIC property, will continue to be handled by Timothy M. Archbold of the REDTOP Section. (Signature) Howard J. Archable."
03/08/71: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division (Info: Chief, SB Division): Subject: KDFACTOR/Operational Report for the Period 1 October 1970 - 28 February 1971: ..."3. Primary responsibility for the operational and administrative handling of Project KDFACTOR was transferred on 1 December 1970 to the Operational Support Section, and handling of the KDFACTOR personnel was turned over to Howard T. Bagaus on 2 December 1970. Meeting Arrangements: 4. KDFACTOR-5: This agent is met by Bagaus at 0800 each Tuesday morning at one of four different sites near the Anillo Periferico in Polanco, some three miles from the Station. The modus operandi used with this agent is basically the same as previously used by Bruce H. Fernald. All meetings are held in the case officer's car, and after the meetings, KDFACTOR-5 resumes his trip to work. 5. KDFACTOR-2: He is met at 1630 every Tuesday by Bagaus, in several new widely spaced sites. Modus operandi is basically the same as that described in the previous operational report for Fernald, and after the meeting, KDFACTOR-2 proceeds to his cover job. 6. KDFACTOR-1: After meeting with KDFACTOR-2, Bagaus drives via round-a-bout route to a location several blocks away from the KDFACTOR-1 medical office, where he leaves his car and walks to the office (taking counter-surveillance precautions on the way). Bagaus, as Fernald previously, uses the notional cover of either a pharmaceutical salesman for 'Laboratories del Norte' or that of a patient while waiting in the outer office...(Signature) Howard T. Bagaus."
09/17/71: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division (Info: Chief, Soviet Bloc Division): Subject: KDFACTOR Operational Report, 1 March through 31 August 1971: "OPERATIONS: 1. The KDFACTOR Project continued throughout the past six months to support two visual and photographic surveillance points (KDLITERAL and KDABSINTHE) directed against the MHHARSH (USSR) installation. ADMINISTRATION: 2. Howard T. Bagaus handled the administration of the project until early April 1971 when project responsibility reverted from the Ops Support Section back to the REDTOP (CIA Soviet Division) Section. At that time Timothy H. Archbold assumed the inside administrative chores, and agent meetings were turned over to the outside case officer Bruce H. Fernald who had previously handled the assets. When Archbold departed PCS on 7 June 1971, Oliver J. Mankunas assumed his responsibilities. Mankunas also took over agent meetings when Fernald left on home leave on 25 June and will continue to handle the project assets in the future..." - - - 2022 release, page 21: https://documents3.theblackvault.com/documents/jfkfiles/jfk2022/104-10187-10009.pdf
07/01/76: Dispatch from Chief, Latin American Division to COS, Santo Domingo: Subject: Orlando Bosch/Rightist Cuban Activities in the Dominican Republic: "1. Forwarded herewith are two Federal Bureau of Investigation reports dated 25 June 1976 concerned with Subject. 2. Your attention is called to paragraph eight, page two, of the report which discusses the Cuban meetings in the Dominican Republic. Although we know of no mountains close to Santo Domingo, we recall that EMFETCH-9 was well known for his 'hideway' on a mountaintop 'in the clouds' outside of either San Cristobal or Bani. (Unintelligible) the indications that we have received of EMANTHEM-1's interest in Orlando Bosch, and the occasional 'confusion' by EMPYRES-20 and EMFETCH-9 on Bosch's presence in Santo Domingo, it is possible that EMFETCH-9 might be concealing what he really knows about the Bosch matter? If anything does turn up along this line, we would be interested in learning about it. Howard T. Bagaus."