Pseudonym: Fluteo, Leon
A dispatch in July 1963 noted that Leon C. Fluteo was a JMWAVE officer, and also that he was AMCORE-2's (Luis Conte Aguero) new case officer.
Cables in January and February of 1964 were originated by Fluteo, and he was in the JMWAVE PW branch at that time. Walter D. Newby (George E. Joannides) was the Authenticating Officer for these cables. Also, a dispatch in August 1964 stated that Leon C. Fluteo was known to AMICE-27 (Dr. Nestor Moreno) as "Oscar Guerra."
It was AMCORE-2 who used the name Alvin Bracket (with Leon C. Fluteo in brackets), in a letter to David Phillips in October 1967.
Fluteo signed a dispatch in May of 1969 on behalf of Winston Scott, Chief of Station (COS), Mexico City. Furthermore, Leon C. Fluteo was mentioned in the April, 1971, cable about James Angleton's visit to Mexico City, following the death of former COS, Winston Scott.
07/17/63: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: "1. AMCORE-2 (Luis Conte Aguero) was turned over to Leon C. Fluteo on 9 July 1963. Henceforth contact will be direct with the JMWAVE case officer rather than indirect through Wibalda (probably Robert Wall). AMCORE-2 was highly cooperative, understood that Melvin T. Welinsky 'has left the area', and appeared happy to deal with his new case officer only. He inquired about 'Dick' in 'Juan's office.' He was told that, as people move about, new personnel come to offices, although functions and attentions remain the same. He was assured that all his suggestions would receive proper attention by the people concerned. 2. AMCORE-2 requested 'more frequent and clear orientation' to guide his propaganda efforts. As a result he and Fluteo agreed to meet twice weekly, more when needed..."
11/20/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMTRUNK: "1. In 19 Nov meeting between Andrew K. Reuteman (Theodore Shackley), Peggins and AMICE-27 (Dr. Nestor Moreno), latter agreed devote his efforts to assisting in Station's Rebel Army radio program, with understanding that AMICE-14 (Miguel A. Diaz Isalgue) to continue with clandestine ops and the two activities to be largely compartmented. 2. At end of meeting A-27 said that he had written letters to AMTRUNK-1 (George Volsky aka Jorge Volsky) and AMCAPE-1 (Tad Szulc) saying that Op Leonardo had terminated. Reuteman told A-27 from future security viewpoint this advantageous, and not to say anything further to these individuals. 3. A-27 turned over to Leon C. Fluteo (handwritten in margin on right hand side with arrow pointing: Bruce MacMaster) 20 Nov although Station dubious that this solution durable, it now puts monkey on A-27's back and should ease any possible future termination."
12/17/63: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 2: ..."3. Subject's principal propaganda effort during the month was the excellent coverage he gave the OAS proceedings on the Venezuelan arms cache, Subject's efforts to promote resistance, harassment and sabotage inside Cuba, however, were the weakest in any month since Leon C. Fluteo took over as case officer in July 1963..."
01/31/64: Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Orig: PW/Fluteo): "1. AMCOUP-1 (Ralph Brent aka Rolf Brent) informed Wibalda (probably Robert Wall) 29 Jan he ready broadcast Doctor Maceo's program Mondays through Saturdays at 1915 beginning 10 Feb. 2. Wibalda instructed AMCOUP-1 to bill sponsor, Dade Med Association, through YOYARD. AMCOUP-1 charging $101.50 per program." Authenticating Officer: Walter D. Newby (George E. Joannides). Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman (Theodore Shackley).
02/16/64: Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Orig: PW: Fluteo): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC BRIGADE MEDICAL: Authenticating Officer: Walter D. Newby (George E. Joannides). Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman (Theodore Shackley).
02/20/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: ..."2. Although the contents of AMBANG-1's (Manuel Ray Rivero) interview generally agree with the themes of the Rebel Army Radio Program, JMWAVE had sought to maintain the program's wide appeal by specifically instructing AMLEO-3 (Capt. Jose Ricardo Rabel Nunez), Program Director, to avoid personalized propaganda for exile political leaders. William S. Wibalda (probably Robert Wall), who as JMHOPE (probably a radio station within range of Havana, probably Radio Swan, based on one of the Swan Islands near Cuba and off the coast of Honduras) Program Director normally censors all pre-taped programs in advance, failed to check the tape in which Identity A slipped AMBANG-1's interview. Discovery was made through off-the-air spot checking by Fluteo on the night of 11 February 1964...On 12 February 1964 Fluteo also instructed Wibalda to exercise strict censorship on all Rebel Army Radio Programs in order to prevent the deterioration of this area of the MHAPRON (worldwide program for the penetration of the power centers and armed forces of the Cuban regime) program into another exile political football." - - - Page 3: Identity List: "Iden A: Jesus Calzadilla, 'Granma' survivor and Rebel Army interviewer..."
06/02/64: Dispatch to COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 2: ..."AMLEO-3 (Capt. Jose Ricardo Rabel Nunez) claimed he knew nothing about what type of boat the group planned to use, nor the exact time of departure, route the boat would follow, etc. It was not until 13 May 1964, that AMLEO-3 mentioned to Bruce P. Vedder and Leon C. Fluteo, during a routine operational meeting, that he had sponsored and masterminded the aborted exfiltration operation, and that the operation had been mounted from the U.S., and not from inside the island, as he had previously claimed to the C/O..."
07/25/64: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMBANG: "1. According telecon 1600 hours 24 July 64 with Leon C. Fluteo (P), William S. Wibalda's (probably Robert Wall) wife said following based JURE press conference 1500 hours 24 July and based conversations with Huber Matos, Jr. 2. Frente Nacional Revolucionario Cubana, Alianza Nacional Anticomunista, and Asambleo Nacional Revolucionario leaving JURE because it 'inoperative and inefficient, and cannot carry war to Cuba.' Ray 'using JURE for his own political gain', does not mean to fight. Cisneros monopolizes power, and group not allowed engage real action such as commando raids, hit-and-run attacks. 3. Three organizations leaving because they want know where the funds are, and how much available. 4. Huber Matos, Jr. appearing tonight at 2300 over Radio Station WMIE that other JURE supporters not leave organization. 5. Ray on way from Washington, D.C. to see what he can do patch things up. 6. Mrs. Wilbalda's comment: 'This is logical consequence Ray's failure keep his promise and way in which he found preparing to pull publicity stunt. JURE just falling apart for failure show any real backbone.' 7. AMOTS reported that press conference scheduled for 1500 hours 24 July by three groups leaving JURE was to be held home Jose Roige, 1259 SW 2nd St. They agreed allow Miami newsmen ask any questions bearing on split or JURE in general. 8. Juan Amador Rodriguez announced break noon 24 July on Miami Radio Station WMIE. *Re resignation of Rogelio Cisneros Diaz from JURE."
08/24/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 15: ..."b. The following CIA staff employees were in contact with AMICE-27 (Dr. Nestor Moreno) and are therefore considered known to Volsky: Andrew K. Reuteman (Theodore Shackley) as Tad Brickham; Willard R. Nauman (probably Earl Williamson) as Al Rodemeyer; Stanley R. Zamka (David Morales) as Dr Manuel Mendez; Irving N. Peggins as Joe Webster; Hobart J. Vandeborn (probably Grayston Lynch) as Tom Mesard; Rueben A. Hannula as Fred Folsom; Leon C. Fluteo as Oscar Guerra..."
10/31/67: Translated letter from Luis Conte Aguero to Michael C. Choaden (David A. Phillips): "Douglas (Michael C. Choaden), my friend, In August 1965, under circumstances which you should recall very well, you made certain general promises to assist me, and, specifically to finance a magazine which we would distribute throughout the hemisphere. Later, Alvin Bracket (Leon C. Fluteo) told me that the project would be implemented and that he had been instructed to ask me for a budget, though along somewhat more modest lines that those upon which we had agreed at that early morning meeting on the island (Hispaniola)..." - - - Page 2: "To avoid wrong interpretations, I wish to emphasize that my relations with Joe Crespi (Edward D. Knapman) are fine. He is pleasant to deal with and knows his job..."
05/13/69: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Subject: MHSPAWN/Forwarding Samples of Continuing Production of Former Project LISIREN: "Forwarded under separate cover are recent publications produced by LIHUFF-2 (Augustin Navarro) and the group that took over the cancelled LISIREN (a mass propaganda approach to Communism in Mexico, headed by a group of businessmen known as the "Committee of Nine", overtly as the "Centro Nacional de Estudios Sociales") operation. (Handwritten: Leon C. Fluteo) for/Willard C. Curtis (Winston Scott)."
04/29/71: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline RYBAT JMSPUR: FOR LUSBY AND FOR ASHMEAD: Page 4: ..."5. With her efficient cooperation Kingman (John R. Horton) spent several hours going through safes and cabinets and valises in study and loaded three large cartons and four valises with file folders, notes, and memoranda of classified Station files. Also, when she and brothers at Curtis office previous day, they had pulled out, under lawyer's eyes, number of documents which obviously classified or Agency oriented (Curtis name in pseudonym, secret stamps and so on. Ashmead (James Angleton) will recall Barron mention of memo from Curtis (Winston Scott) to Kingman on Fluteo which in office. This carbon was among this batch given to Kingman which indicates we got most of stuff from office)..."