Pseudonym: Leminger, Raphael G.
10/16/59: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Subject: LIEMPTY/LIENTRAP/LIEMPTY-10 Security Incident: ..."3. The Station was advised at 1730 hrs., 20 September, by Raymond H. Gerende (ps), the principal agent who handles LIEMPTY-10, that L-10 was being held by the Secret Service. Immediately following this notification, Allen W. Ware (ps) was requested to contact Philip K. Tessarolo (ps) and request him to implement procedures through a criminal lawyer to effect the release of L-10. Tessarolo was contacted and briefed at 2200 hours and immediately began attempts to locate a reliable criminal lawyer. However, as sometimes happens in an emergency situation, his two most appropriate contacts were put of town. It was not until the following morning at 0700 hrs, that Tessarolo located another reliable lawyer who agreed to handle the case..." Page 3: ..."11. Tessarollo was advised, as soon as LIMEW became involved in the case, that the criminal lawyer should not pursue the matter any further. Two bottles of scotch whiskey were given to the lawyer through Tessarollo for the few tasks he had already performed..."
11/25/63: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Page 2: ..."8. On 13 August 1963 the station was informed by Phillip K. Tessarolo that he had, at our bidding, renewed the lease on the LITABBY basehouse for the one year period, 27 June 1963 - 26 June 1964, in the amount of $19,000.00 MN. This reflected a saving of $6,500.00 MN compared to last year's rent..."
04/02/64: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline RYBAT GPFLOOR: "1. As HQ knows Belli remained MEXI only one night and Velasquez issued innocuous press statement for him. 2. Tessarolo and Benadum both report Velasquez reputation among local lawyers is shabby. While he effective defense lawyer with excellent batting average, said to be completely without ethics. Interesting that in current Mexican Bar Association attack against U.S. lawyers practicing MEXI, Bar apparently not risking dignity its case by allowing Velasquez join campaign. 3. Benadum not optimistic re his or LITEMPO chances learn content Belli/Velasquez discussions. Station will forward anything learned. C/S Comment: *Local radio broadcast of 18 March told of Belli's trip to Mexico and his intent to visit 'old friend' Victor Velasquez."
04/05/67: Cable (CITE MEXICO CITY 0987): Slugline LIRUM: Cable on a group from U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Mexico City who planned to be in Washington, D.C, for meetings for the week beginning May 1, 1967. Two names are circled: (D) Judd Austin, lawyer, and (H) Al R. Wichtrich, executive director of the Chamber. - - - Page 12: 04/05/67: Cable (CITE MEXICO CITY 0988) Slugline LIRUM: Reference: MEXICO CITY 0987 (IN 38154): "IDENTITY 1 (D) is Philip Tessarolo (P). IDENTITY 1 (H) is LIHUFF/1 (C-98263)."
05/30/95: ARRB document: Page 6: "ARRB request for the Historical Review Group, Central Intelligence Agency, May 30, 1995: Please provide us with information on the following:...Tessarolo (Note: Eighth name on list)..."
05/30/95: ARRB document: Page 9: "Identities...8. (REDACTION) (T); alias Raphael G. Leminger (T) (201-0220680)..."