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Pseudonym: Benadum, Jeremy K.

Definition:
George Frederick Munro
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Also see 11/15/61 cable about June Cobb's expulsion from Guatemala - she was told she would be killed if she ever returned: 104-10175-10330
Sources:

104-10061-10115: LIST OF NAMES RE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION INVESTIGATION

At page 43 of the original version of this document, it appears that the original requests were numbered on this original sheet, and then transferred onto three by five cards. Item #72 reads "Jeremy K. Benadum". This page is not found in later versions of this document!

104-10079-10014 NOTEBOOK, SMALL, BLACK WITH LIST

Notebook used by the CIA to provide the HSCA with responses to requests to solve pseudonyms and cryptonyms - item #72 reads "George Frederick Munro".

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

"A senior (FBI) agent (Jeremy K. Benadum) resigned from that organization in Mexico and was recruited by the CIA in November 1960. Benadum had been in the REDACTED in Mexico since 1953 and was the assistant legal attache...He knew Gustavo Diaz Ordaz in the Ministry of Interior but knew his nephew Emilio Bolanos Diaz even better. Benadum and Bolanos were godparents to each other's children. Benadum had hired Bolanos when he was a messenger in his uncle's (Diaz Ordaz) Ministry of Interior. Benadum proposed to bring his sources with him when he was hired by the station. It was expected that through Benadum and Bolanos (LITEMPO-1) the station could develop an effective penetration of the REDACTED. As it developed, both Benadum and LITEMPO-1 were so self-seeking that the project floundered for lack of management and initiative...It did provide the station chief covert access to Diaz Ordaz (LITEMPO-2) and to the DFS deputy director, Ferdinand Gutierrez Barrios. (LITEMPO-4)"

Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA, pg 91

George Munro, an ex-FBI agent, was one of Mexico City CIA station chief Win Scott's lieutenants. He helped run the LITEMPO program. LITEMPO is defined at the MFF site as an unofficial liaison between the US and Mexican governments. In the book, Munro's pseudonym is identified as "Jeremy K. Benadum".

Book 9 of Presidential Campaign Activities of 1972, Watergate and Related Activities, Phase I: Watergate Investigation Current Section: Gray, L. Patrick, III, former Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, accompanied by Stephen H. Sachs, counsel, p. 3456.

Mexico City station chief George Munro was one of the only two men in Mexico cited by Gray in his August 1973 testimony discussed above. Gray specifically mentioned that Munro was a CIA officer in Mexico. Gray's testimony was about the Mexican checks issued by the Finance Committee to Re-elect the President, used in connection with the sequentially numbered $100 bills the Watergate burglars had in their possession at the time of their capture. See: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=145092&search=bills_AND+GRAY#relPageId=120&tab=page

104-10095-10326: LISTING OF TRAFFIC REMOVED FROM C/WHD FILES DURING WATERGATE FILE SEARCH

These documents show that FBI Director Gray cited LIMEW by his actual name George Munro (finally released in 2017) during his Senate testimony of August 1973.

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