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Pseudonym: Mangroll, Rufus

Definition:
Unknown identity. A cable on December 15, 1963, from JMWAVE, stated that Rufus E. Mangroll was departing from Miami on December 16th for New Orleans.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
The cable added that Mangroll would arrive at Headquarters on Tuesday or Wednesday (dates unspecified) to discuss KUVEST funding through notional companies for JMWAVE payroll companies. Furthermore, a dispatch on May 19, 1965, mentioned that IDEN A (note: probably Alfred Moran) had met Rufus E. Mangroll and Colin R. Howgrind, as well as Eli A. Sachtschale. IDEN A was described as "a wealthy and prominent New Orleans businessman", and was cleared by Headquarters for JMWAVE use on December 15, 1962. Memorandum No. 3 on the Garrison Investigation mentioned that Alfred Moran was cleared on December 15, 1962, for use by Miami Station.
Sources:

104-10077-10033: JMWAVE CABLE RE SUBJECT TRAVEL PLANS TO DISCUSS KUVEST FUNDING

12/15/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "Rufus E. Mangroll departing WAVE 16 December for New Orleans. Will arrive HQs Tuesday or Wednesday discuss KUVEST funding through notional companies for JMWAVE payroll companies, etc."

104-10104-10172: DISPATCH: TYPIC CONTACT REPORT - IDEN A

05/19/65: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: "1. IDEN A, a wealthy and prominent New Orleans businessman, was recommended to JMWAVE and made available by Headquarters. He had been cleared by Headquarters for JMWAVE use under date of 15 December 1962 in DIR-05291. 2. IDEN A was initially contacted for JMWAVE by Eli A. Sachtschale, who was introduced to him by the New Orleans KUJUMP (Domestic Contact Division) office on 27 December 1962. The JMWAVE cover situation was discussed with IDEN A by Sachtschale and IDEN A's assistance was requested. IDEN A was first enlisted as the President of YOCOUGH, a JMWAVE cover company...IDEN A also permits use of his own company as a funding mechanism for YOCOUGH. He has acted as a spotter for JMWAVE and has recommended several other businessmen who are being used by JMWAVE. He has also made available several oil companies in which he owns interests for use in backstopping cover of JMWAVE operational vessels. It is known that he is used by Headquarters for several JBECHO activities. IDEN A is contacted several times each month by JMWAVE. 3. IDEN A has met Rufus E. Mangroll and Colin R. Howgrind as well as Eli A. Sachtschale. He knows YOCOUGH, YOAPT and the JMWAVE operational vessel IDEN B. He knows that Miami Attorney IDEN C participates in JMWAVE activities. So far as is known, he knows no other JMWAVE personnel or assets. 4. It is requested that a 201 number be assigned IDEN A and that it be made known to JMWAVE. Andrew K. Reuteman (Ted Shackley)." - - - Page 2: "IDENTITIES: IDEN A: (REDACTION) (Note: Probably Alfred Moran). IDEN B: (REDACTION). (Note: Probably vessel Barbara). IDEN C: (REDACTION). (Note: Probably James Costello). IDEN D: (REDACTION). IDEN E: (REDACTION)."

104-10518-10306: MEMO NO.3: GARRISON AND THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION

Memorandum No. 3: Subject: Garrison and the Kennedy Assassination: Pages 9-10: ..."(3) DDP and DCS relationships: (a) DDP. A check of Moran's file showed that he was cleared on 15 December 1962 for use by Miami Station. He was approached on 27 December 1962 by Mrs. Carmel T. Dollar, acting on behalf of the station and through the good offices of DCS New Orleans. Agreeing to help the station in cover matters, he became president of Ace Marine Survey, Inc. Moran 'also permits use of his own company as a funding mechanism' for Ace Marine Survey Inc...Moran has acted as a spotter for the Miami Station and has recommended several other businessmen who are being used by the station. 'He has also made available several oil companies in which he owns interests for use in backstopping cover' of certain operational vessels of the station. He is or has been used by Headquarters for several activities directed by the Office of Logistics. Of Miami Station personnel Moran has met Mr. Ray E. Millard and Mr. Charles C. C. Tresp (formerly DDS/Office of Logistics) as well as Mrs. Dollar. In addition to Ace Marine Survey Inc., he knows Ceres Enterprises Inc. and the Miami Station operational vessel Barb. He also knows that Miami attorney Mr. James Costello participates in station activities...Miami Station records reflect that Moran is a friend of Messrs. Lawrence K. White, Alan Warfield, and James A. Garrison, the former Director of Logistics, now retired..."

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