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Pseudonym: Celenza, Burton

Definition:
Burton J. Celenza was possibly a pseudonym for Henry J. Sloman. Sloman was a pseudonym for Tony Sforza. Celenza signed dispatches for the Chief of Station (COS), JMWAVE, in 1966 and 1967.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
Celenza had access to Headquarters and AMTIKI-1 files. In addition, a memo in October of 1966 cited Celenza's rank/position as SP-4, while a memo in January, 1967, stated that it was SP. Furthermore, the middle initial of J. in Burton Celenza name was signed in a manner that it looked like digit 9. It looks very similar to the middle initial of J. in Henry Sloman's signature in May of 1962. Larry Hancock, in his book "Someone Would Have Talked: Documented! The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the Conspiracy to Mislead History" (2010), stated on page 114 that ..."Sloman is now known to have been a very deep cover, very long-term covert Agency asset by the name of Tony Sforza - also a long time personal friend of David Morales..." John M. Newman also mentioned Sloman/Sforza in detail in his books, "Where Angels Tread Lightly: The Assassination of President Kennedy Volume 1" (2015 and 2017) and "Countdown to Darkness: The Assassination of President Kennedy Volume II (2017).
Sources:

104-10236-10208: MEMO TO: NEW INTELLIGENCE GROUP BEING FORMED BY THE CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL

05/23/62: Memo from FI Branch to Chief, CI Branch: (Signed: Henry J. Sloman). This is a clear view of Sloman's signature. Notice the J curves round so that it almost looks like a digit 9. - - - This dispatch on 02/01/67 from the Chief of Station (COS), JMWAVE, and signed by Burton J. Celenza for Philip G. Elmard, looks very similar: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=161004#relPageId=88&tab=page - - - Another dispatch from 02/06/67 signed by Burton J. Celenza for Philip G. Elmard, where the J. looks like a 9: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=161004#relPageId=82&tab=page

104-10229-10000: CRC FINANCE

10/19/66: Memorandum from SP-4/Burton J. Celenza to COS (Thru: D/OPS): Subject: TYPIC/Operational AMBUD Progress Report 1 July - 30 September 1966:

104-10229-10000: CRC FINANCE

12/15/66: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: OPERATIONAL/TYPIC/AMBUD Transmittal of Biographic Data: "1. The additional biographic data on certain dependents and trustees requested by Headquarters in Reference A will be forwarded under separate cover as it is received from AMTIKI-1. 2. The first 26 replies to the 22-23 November 1966 mailings by AMTIKI-1 were forwarded to Headquarters under Reference B by courier on 8 December 1966. Five additional replies received subsequent to the initial pouching are forwarded under separate cover. 3. Follow-up letters are being sent by AMTIKI-1 via registered mail to the ten individuals from whom no reply has yet been received. (Handwritten: Burton J. Celenza for) Philip G. Elmard."

DISPATCH: QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT CONCERNING THE AMBUD PROGRAM

01/03/67: Memo from SP/Burton J. Celenza to COS (Through: D/OPS): Subject: TYPIC/Operational AMBUD Progress Report 1 October - 31 December 1966:

104-10229-10000: CRC FINANCE

02/22/67: Dispatch from Chief, WH Division to COS, JMWAVE: Subject: Operational/TYPIC/AMBUD/Possible Release of Certain AMBUD Prisoners: "1. Both Headquarters and AMTIKI files reflect Subject of para 2 (k), reference B (prisoner #37 on reference A list) is indeed a prisoner, not deceased. 2. It is suggested that AMTIKI be requested to review the file for any indication Subject of para 2 (a), reference B (prisoner #32 on reference A list) may actually be a prisoner, not deceased as reported. 3. Subject of para 3, reference B (prisoner #36 on reference A list) is a prisoner. Although he is officially listed as a Garcia Lines crewman, he may also have been one of the Brigade personalities who served as an auxiliary crewman on one of the Garcia Lines ships lost in the invasion. The dependents of these deceased and imprisoned crewman are paid by the Garcia Lines through a special WOFACT funding mechanism. This also supplies to the AMBUD-3 case, Faustino Martinez, who receives $300 per month as a permanent disability case. Celenza will no doubt recall that during Margany's recent TDY to JMWAVE to review the AMBUD dependency cases, Margany advised that all Garcia Lines dependents would be included in the proposed recommendations for future financing of AMBUD dependency payments. Both Subject of para 3, reference B, and Faustino Martinez were included in the recently completed actuarial study to determine the total amount of money required to finance future dependency payments under a proposed trust fund mechanism. Ellen F. Margany." Originating Officer: Nancye Gratz, WH/COG.

104-10229-10000: CRC FINANCE

04/26/67: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: TYPIC/AMBUD/Operational Documentation for Hero and Martyr Dependency Cases: Page 4: ...(Handwritten: "Burton J. Celenza for) Mark F. Effield." Page 1 mentioned AMOT-186 (Rene L. Diaz Gonzalez). Page 2 mentioned AMLEMON-1, and a AMOT Report on 26 September 1962 (AA-812); UFG-01672, 12 Oct. '62). Page 3 mentioned AMTRIGON-8 (Miguel Delgado Martinez) and AMPANIC-13 (Armando Escoto Aloy).

104-10229-10002: CRC ADMIN/BUDGET/FINANCE, AUGUST 68.

06/06/67: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: TYPIC/AMBUD/OPERATIONAL Additional Documentation on AMBUD Dependency Cases: Signed by Burton J. Celenza.

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald • John Newman • Larry Hancock

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