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Pseudonym: Moughan, J.

Definition:
Possibly WH/SA/IOS O'Neal Alphonso Williams, an Army officer who worked for CIA.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
Also referred to as "Joe Moughan", but usually simply as J. In July 1964 Moughan was WH/SA/IOS. During that time period, O.A. Williams was with the WH/SA/IOS group. J. Moughan had the case file for Artime in late 1963. O. A. Williams had it in early 1965. Williams signed for Moughan in at least one instance. O'Neal Alphonso Williams is identified as “an Army official who worked with another governmental agency”. The file shows an "Olivia Williams" signing for J. Moughan. The file also has references to an "O. A. Williams".
Sources:

104-10164-10348: BOSCH AVILA, ORLANDO

2/9/62 Green List memo from FI/D to J. Moughan, concerning a 11/18/59 La Prensa article referring to Orlando Bosch.

104-10164-10343: ORLANDO BOSCH AVILA

Circa 1962: Request for Approval or Investigative Action from J. Moughan, WH/4 Ops Specialist, 2712 Quarters Eye, Project JMATE, re Orlando Bosch. The plan was to use Bosch/AMDITTO-23 in paramilitary (PM) operations in the Florida area as the external coordinator for the AMDITTO group.

104-10183-10071: REQUEST FOR GREEN LIST NAME CHECK

6/21/62 request for Green List Name Check by TFW Ops Spt. J. Moughan, at extension 7646 to CI/Operational Approval and Support Division re Carlos Tepedino.

104-10161-10124: REQUEST FOR CLEARANCE FOR JOSEPH S. PICCOLO TO BE BRIEFED ON PROJECT HTLINGUAL

11/15/62, Chief/CI Project T. K. Chalmers sends a memo to Deputy Director of Security, Investigations and Support, to clear TFW/CI Joseph Piccolo so that he can be briefed for Operation HTLINGUAL. Also see 104-10161-10117: On 6/4/63, Piccolo was removed from the Domestic Cover list by the Central Cover Staff, working with the Office of Security.

104-10163-10087: CIA FILE ON BUESA, MANUEL ARTIME.

9/30/63 Approval Work Record for Manuel Artime Buesa up to that date. In the box for "case officer", the names of Joe Piccolo and Martha Tharpe are crossed out, with J. Moughan in their place. See 104-10163-10087, Piccolo still monitoring Artime, serving as WH/SA/CI and an operations case officer.

104-10177-10253: REQUEST FOR APPROVAL. OR INVESTIGATIVE ACTION RICARDO ANIBAL MORALES NAVARRETE

2/27/64, request for approval or investigative action by SAS/IOS Olivia Williams, extension 7646, re subject Ricardo Anibal Morales Navarette/AMDESK-1. Plan was to use Morales as a radio operator and leader for a PM infiltration team.

104-10506-10043: NOTE:AMNIP/1 AND AMNIP/2 FILE REVIEWS:TWO MEMOS FOR THE RECORD WHICH MENTION SANTOS TRAFFICANTE

March 1964: This document presents a portion of the files of AMNIP-1 and AMNIP-2 focusing on memos that reference Mafia Boss Santos Trafficante. AMNIP-1 is identified as 201-0355406 and AMNIP-2 is identified as 201-0731475. Piccolo's report is on Moises Santi y Marcheli, believed to be a G-2 agent. Santi had casino operations in Havana and ran a store in New Orleans. Members of his group included Danilo Paradela and FNU Gaston, childhood friends; Alberto Mantoto, administrator of the Hippodrome of Marianao and an army captain; and a 55-year old man with a swarthy complexion.

104-10265-10031: DISPATCH: TYPIC/ OPERATIONAL AMPALM/5

6/9/64, Dispatch with J. Moughan as coordinating officer, signed by Olivia Williams. Dispatch is unusual, from DC/WH/SA to Chief of Station, JMWAVE: "Headquarters would be interested in knowing the station's reason for wanting a biographic sketch on (AMPALM-5). The file number is indicative of (CIA) liaison with other government agencies. Is another government agency interested in Subject? If so, for what purpose?"

104-10215-10154: DISPATCH: JUAN F. BLANCO FERNANDEZ

7/2/64, Dispatch identifies J. Moughan as WH/SA/IOS, when reinstating the POA for Juan A. Blanco Fernandez/AMHINT-56. It is also signed by "J. Moughan".

104-10215-10048: FORMS/MEMO:CLEARANCE ACTION FOR POA-AMCLATTER/1

2/9/65 memo to Chief, WH/SA/IOS, Attn: O.A. Willams. The file on AMCLATTER-1 was closed for failing to submit a timely PRQ II. See 104-10163-10396: O. A. Williams had previously obtained a timely POA for AMCLATTER-1 during July 1964. See 104-10164-10019: On 3/2/65, the POA was reinstated.

Watergate FBI 139-4089 Section 19 Serials 1336 - 1366

Pages 139-140: The FBI Washington field office had been seeking for an interview James McCord's former associate and supervisor when he worked for the CIA. The FBI learned that "O'Neal Alphonso Williams is retired from the US Army and is currently involved with some type of government employment in the Washington DC area." See Watergate FBI 139-4089 Section 18 Serials 1281 - 1335, p. 32: Williams asked to be interviewed at his office at the "Naval Security Engineer Facility" at 3801 Nebraska, Washington DC NW. See Watergate FBI 139-4089 Section 15 Serials 1156 - 1204, p. 146: Williams was listed as number 67 of McCord witnesses to interview, but was obviously very important.

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