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Pseudonym: Kubarker, Max A.

Definition:
The Chief of Base of JMBAR in Key West, known by the alias Charles J. Hostynski.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10056-10015: INTERLOCKING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN BROWN/SLAFTER AND GARRISON

1961-1962: "PCSA requested 24 March 1961. Request was withdrawn in April 1962 as Laborde (AMDENIM/4) was considered a safety hazard. However, Laborde was paid with CIA funds and was in charge of the TEJANA III while it was engaged in CIA operations. Laborde was also aware of the location of the warehouses in Key West where operational arms were stored. Laborde was extremely bitter towards the Agency when he was terminated as captain of the boat and was undoubtedly author of an anti-CIA article that appeared in the Denver Post on 3 June 1962...was an INTERPEN member with Gerald Hemming, Leroy Collins and Howard Davis...his son Michael Laborde identified Alberto Fernandez as the leader of his father's group. Fernandez was also the owner of the TEJANA III, and remained friends with Laborde for years after Laborde's termination.

104-10167-10399: DISPATCH: MR. CESAR DIOSDADO - U.S. CUSTOMS AGENT, JMBAR

03/07/62, Dispatch from Chief, WH/4 to COS, JMWAVE (Info: Chief of Base, JMBAR): "1. Following discussions among Eric D. Rodwick, Chief of Station, JMWAVE; Charles J. Hostynski, Chief of Base, JMBAR; and Lionel A. Crellimi, Chief, WH/4/KUSODA regarding the continued use of Mr. Cesar Diosdado as a U.S Customs agent at JMBAR, Headquarters has made arrangements to reimburse the U.S. Bureau of Customs for the use of Mr. Diosdado's services. The tenure of the aforementioned reimbursement arrangement with U.S. Customs is 4 March 1962 to 30 June 1962 at which time the continued need for Diosdado's services will be reviewed and appropriate recommendations will be made. Subject's parent office will continue to bear the expense of an official vehicle assigned to him. No further commitments were made. 2. For your information, the U.S. Customs Bureau intends to advise Mr. Diosdado that he is being reimbursed salary wise by CIA. It is requested that Diosdado be briefed by a KUSODA representative from either JMWAVE or JMBAR as to his relationship with us and that this information should not be divulged by Diosdado to other ODYOKE (U.S. Government) personnel or any other individual."

104-10218-10135: CABLE-ON 24 APR ODENVY REP CONTACTED KUSODA WAVE

4/25/62 cable from JMWAVE to Director: "On 24 Apr (FBI) rep contacted (Office of Security) WAVE. Advised that (FBI) had received info that one Lawrence J. Laborde/AMDENIM-4 reportedly received instructions from a quote Max A. Kubarker unquote to blow up vessel S.S. William owned by one Babun and of Panamanian registry when it docks at Pier Three Miami next two or three days. Further LaBorde and unidentified group considering raiding a warehouse owned by (CIA) at Key West containing various arms and equipment and protected by only one guard. Check with COB BARR (note: Chief of Base, JMBAR) revealed LaBorde contacted him 22 April and advised that LaBorde considering destruction of a ship, name not furnished, which would dock Pier 3 next few days. LaBorde indicating ship carrying material not in best interest of (US). COB BARR attempted to dissuade and urged LaBorde return to home in Louisiana. Check with local (US Army) rep negative. (FBI) advised that LaBorde had been member of group we had supported but not directly employed by (CIA). Upon termination of the activity of which LaBorde was a member, LaBorde was let go on 12 Mar 1962. He is of no interest to us nor are we responsible (for) his actions. LaBorde had signed a secrecy agreement and was knowledgeable of our installations (in the) Key West area therefore we have security interest in his not revealing this aspect (of) his activities. LaBorde has general reputation of being completely unpredictable and not easily controlled...COB BARR alerted to increase guard coverage on warehouse."

124-10294-10309: No Title

4/25/62 Teletype from FBI, SAC Miami to Director: LaBorde claims he was told by CIA officer "Max" he would get 5000 dollars if he bombed the SS Williams that is delivering goods to Cuba - however, the owner Teofilo Baboun was anti-Castro and Max LNU claims he told LaBorde not to do it. LaBorde knows where arms warehouses are in Key West, was planning to break into them with his associates after blowing up the ship. CIA considered him capable of committing the act. Earlier pages discuss how Tony Cuesta taught Gerry Hemming and Ed Collins how to use an aqualung for underwater demolitions as part of this plan. (p. 6 of 25).

124-10294-10309: FBI MEMO:

04/30/62, Memorandum from SAC, Miami to Director: Subject: Larry J. Laborde; Gerald Patrick Hemming; Edward Collins; Antonio Cuesta; IS-Cuba: Pages 3-4: ..."On April 24, 1962, Mr. Greg Maruca, CIA, Miami, was advised of the above information. Maruca said that Laborde was of operational interest to CIA, but that he was dropped a couple of months ago. Max (LNU), mentioned above, according to Maruca is, in fact, a CIA agent in Key West, Florida and was contacted by Laborde. Contrary to the claim of Laborde, Max tried to dissuade Laborde from an attempt to blow up the 'SS Williams.' Max did not give Laborde permission to proceed, and CIA has not authorized this operation. Maruca said that Laborde had participated in CIA operations out of Key West, Florida, and knows the location of a warehouse containing arms. Maruca considers him as being unpredictable and capable of blowing up a ship. Maruca said Laborde was given money and a ticket to leave the Florida area and go to New Orleans, but had not done so. Maruca said that if Laborde were arrested and brought to trial for attempting to blow up the ship, he would probably expose CIA operations, which CIA did not want. Maruca asked if the FBI could 'pick up' Laborde and convince him not to go on with his plan concerning the ship. Maruca was advised that inasmuch as there was no federal violation within the Bureau's jurisdiction, the FBI did not plan to interview Laborde, and in view of the possibility of loss of property and lives, local authorities should be notified of Laborde's plan. Maruca agreed, and advised that CIA would notify local law enforcement officials..."

104-10167-10399: DISPATCH: MR. CESAR DIOSDADO - U.S. CUSTOMS AGENT, JMBAR

06/11/62, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: "1. In reply to reference request for information with regard to the newspaper article to be published in the Denver Post on 3 June 1962, the following is provided:...a. The source of the information in this article is almost certainly Lawrence J. Laborde who was associated with the motor vessel, M/V Tejana III, which has been utilized in CIA operations on and off since early 1961...b. Laborde was formerly employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Mexico in 1947 to 1949 as a small boat operator and was separated involuntarily for misconduct. The charges included excessive use of intoxicants, unauthorized use of firearms, and failure to support dependent children. Charles J. Hostynski, Chief, JMBAR, was the Agricultural Department Personnel Officer who handled Laborde's out processing in 1949. Hostynski's true first name is identical with the name appearing in the article as CIA's head man in the BARR area. c. In April 1962 when Laborde was informed that his services on the Tejana were to be terminated, he became quite bitter towards those CIA officials with whom he previously had contact necessitated by the mounting of maritime operations in which the Tejana was utilized as the mother ship. Laborde evidenced prejudice toward Hostynski whom he knew to be responsible for his being fired in 1949 in Mexico. His conduct on being separated from the Tejana in April 1962 included the making of reckless threats which were recorded at the time in WAVE 3023...." The article can be found at 124-10226-10495, pp. 4-5, stating that the Florida's crew claimed that "Max" is an ex-Agriculture Dept. official who knows nothing about marine operations.

104-10167-10399: DISPATCH: MR. CESAR DIOSDADO - U.S. CUSTOMS AGENT, JMBAR

1961-1962: "PCSA requested 24 March 1961. Request was withdrawn in April 1962 as Laborde (AMDENIM/4) was considered a safety hazard. However, Laborde was paid with CIA funds and was in charge of the TEJANA III while it was engaged in CIA operations. Laborde was also aware of the location of the warehouses in Key West where operational arms were stored. Laborde was extremely bitter towards the Agency when he was terminated as captain of the boat and was undoubtedly author of an anti-CIA article that appeared in the Denver Post on 3 June 1962...was an INTERPEN member with Gerald Hemming, Leroy Collins and Howard Davis...his son Michael Laborde identified Alberto Fernandez as the leader of his father's group. Fernandez was also the owner of the TEJANA III, and remained friends with Laborde for years after Laborde's termination.

104-10167-10399: DISPATCH: MR. CESAR DIOSDADO - U.S. CUSTOMS AGENT, JMBAR

03/07/62, Dispatch from Chief, WH/4 to COS, JMWAVE (Info: Chief of Base, JMBAR): "1. Following discussions among Eric D. Rodwick, Chief of Station, JMWAVE; Charles J. Hostynski, Chief of Base, JMBAR; and Lionel A. Crellimi, Chief, WH/4/KUSODA regarding the continued use of Mr. Cesar Diosdado as a U.S Customs agent at JMBAR, Headquarters has made arrangements to reimburse the U.S. Bureau of Customs for the use of Mr. Diosdado's services. The tenure of the aforementioned reimbursement arrangement with U.S. Customs is 4 March 1962 to 30 June 1962 at which time the continued need for Diosdado's services will be reviewed and appropriate recommendations will be made. Subject's parent office will continue to bear the expense of an official vehicle assigned to him. No further commitments were made. 2. For your information, the U.S. Customs Bureau intends to advise Mr. Diosdado that he is being reimbursed salary wise by CIA. It is requested that Diosdado be briefed by a KUSODA representative from either JMWAVE or JMBAR as to his relationship with us and that this information should not be divulged by Diosdado to other U.S. Government personnel or any other individual." 104-10218-10135: CABLE-ON 24 APR ODENVY REP CONTACTED SUSODA WAVE 04/25/62, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "1. On 24 Apr FBI rep contacted KUSODA WAVE. Advised that FBI had received info that one Lawrence J. Laborde reportedly received instructions from a 'Max a CIAer' to blow up a vessel S.S. William owned by one Babun and of Panamanian registry when it docks at pier three Miami next two or three days. Further Laborde and unidentified group considering raiding a warehouse owned by CIA at Key West containing various arms and equipment and protected by only one guard. 2. Check with COB BARR revealed Laborde contacted him 22 Apr and advised that Laborde considering destruction of a ship, name not furnished, which would dock pier three next few days. Laborde indicated ship carrying material not in best interes

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