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Pseudonym: Mike

Definition:
Mario Brod, a New York lawyer and contract agent that reported personally to James Angleton.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
1993.08.16.10:58:14:870014 - This 1970 Village Voice article refers to Mario Brod's wife as Letizia. 104-10107-10122: In 1969, when "Mike" was subpoenaed, he immediately was concerned about "Letizia and his daughter Pat".
Sources:

104-10107-10125: CHRONOLOGY RE TO ITKIN

Nov. 1961 - Mike wrote first report on Itkin - first "substantive report" in Feb. 1963.

124-10215-10313: No Title

5/15/63 FBI memo: At this time, Brod was described as a CIA contract agent answering directly to James Angleton. Brod was recruited in Italy by JA in 1944. Ray Rocca prepared a full book on Brod and Itkin but they were referred to in it by pseudo. (Note: This is probably the Mike-Portio-Haiti file, referred to in 104-10303-10000, page 10).

104-10107-10156: HERBERT ITKIN

9/25/68 memo by CIA assistant general counsel John Greaney: Mike explained to him the relationship between Itkin and CIA and that both he and Itkin worked for CIA. Greaney explained to the District Attorney in NY that Itkin was an unpaid informant, and that such a relationship is not unusual. See 104-10107-10164, Itkin's reports were made to "Mario Brod, who did not use his own name but identified the reports by pseudonym".

104-10107-10122: HERBERT L. ITKIN; COMMUNICATION FROM MR. PAPICH

5/26/69 memo by C/CI/R&A Ray Rocca: When Mike was subpoenaed in one of Itkin's trials, he immediately was concerned about "Letizia and his daughter Pat".

1993.08.16.10:58:14:870014: VILLAGE VOICE ARTICLE - DON'T FORGET THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE

This 1970 Village Voice article refers to Mario Brod's wife as Letizia.

104-10106-10417: MFR: MIKE--HERBERT ITKIN

4/14/70 Deputy Chief, CI Staff, Ray Rocca memo: In a trial where Itkin will be the prime witness, the code name was "Portio".

104-10106-10376: MFR: ITKIN CASE

11/3/70 memo by CIA general counsel Lawrence Houston, looking for "legitimate business for (Brod) outside the jurisdiction during at least this period of time" so that Brod would be unavailable to testify for the defense in a criminal trial, after Brod had appeared in court and been introduced to the judge as a possible witness.

104-10303-10000: DESTRUCTION OF ANGLETON'S FILES

11/23/76: CIA officer Charles A. Briggs reports on the review and destruction of many of Angleton's files - page 10 refers to an Itkin file as well as the Mike-Portio-Haiti file? Assuming Mike was Brod, this is another indication that Portio was Itkin. Angleton's personal Itkin and Portio files were kept apart from the CIA records system, and were only discovered after Angleton was fired in 1974.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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