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Pseudonym: Ratteree, Edwin

Unknown identity. A cable in December of 1963 mentioned that Ratteree was involved in devising contact arrangements with Sambora in the AMWORLD project.
Also, in AMMUG-1's PRQ Part II form in November, 1964, Edwin M. Ratteree was known as "Edwin" to the former. Moreover, a dispatch in January of 1969 stated that Edwin B. Ratteree lived approximately 200 yards from the home of AMAUTO-1 (Orestes Guillermo Ruiz-Perez), while two other CIA staffers, Martin B. Crymm and Conrad B. Falagiaro, lived about 50 yards from A-1's home. This was probably in Spain.


12/03/63: Cable from Director to Mexico City: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMWORLD: "1. Please advise when Sambora sent letter to AMBIDDY-1 offering services, and gist of letter. 2. Per MEXI 6913 (IN 61943) para 1 expect finalized legend for initiation PBPRIME (U.S.) documentation. Advise when pouched. 3. For Ratteree: In devising contact arrangements, bear in mind Sambora to be fully integrated member of AMWORLD. Sambora not primarily viewed as KUBARK (CIA) penetration of AMWORLD. In helping AMWORLD to plan security safeguards, counter intelligence and vetting procedures and to execute necessary countermeasures, Sambora will be discharging his responsibilities vis-a-vis KUBARK which vitally concerned with security AMWORLD. Hence his KUBARK instructions are to concentrate on high professional performance and gain confidence of AMWORLD principals. Only if Sambora has reason for believing that certain important info pertaining to AMWORLD security may be withheld by AMBIDDY-1 and that KUBARK has to know in order protect overriding ODYOKE (U.S. Government) interests, should Sambora be (unintelligible) avail self MANA emergency contact. In similar circumstances HQs may wish get in touch with him. 3. From 4 Dec including 7 Dec send reply paras 1 and 2 info PACY attention Beckhoff."


11/12/64: AMMUG-1 PRQ Part II from CI/OA to C/WH/SA/CI: ..."3. List other case officers who have handled subject or whom he knows...Edwin M. Ratteree as Edwin..."


01/24/69: Dispatch from COS, Withheld to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division (Info: C/EUR Div., C/WOACRE: COB Withheld MKNOVA): Subject: TYPIC/TECHS/AMAUTO-1: "1. On 16 January 1969 QUTIMID reported a discussion between Subject and the Chief of the Rumanian Trade delegation in Spain, during which the Rumanian asked when they could meet. Subject invited the Rumanian to his home where, he said, he has set up a small office and was beginning to work more at home than in the office, because of the added comfort. (We wouldn't be surprised if this was suggested by his wife who is very jealous of her husband). The meeting was arranged for 1130 hours on 17 January. AMAUTO-1 commented that he is up quite early in the morning, presumably to begin work in his office. 2. The above report is the first we have received on Subject's use of his home as an office. The invitation to the Rumanian, of course, casts suspicion on the nature of the conversation. 3. Since his move to new quarters, AMAUTO-1's home is about 50 yards from two WOFIRM staffers - Martin B. Crymm and Conrad B. Falagiaro. (See attached sketch). Edwin B. Ratteree lives approximately 200 yards from the AMAUTO home. This proximity to AMAUTO's home by three staffers brings up the question of the use of an RF device to monitor conversations in AMAUTO's office at home, assuming at this time, that he has a phone in the office, most likely an extension of the home phone. For planning purposes, we would appreciate from MKNOVA a list of requirements for a target study in the use of an RF device. If other means are available for external penetration of his home we would welcome your suggestions and comments...(Signed) Howard R. Sacoder."

Gavin McDonald

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