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Pseudonym: Roth, Norman

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Definition:
Norman Rothman, an associate of Rolando Masferrer, was the manager of the Biltmore Terrace Hotel in Miami Beach.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
"Subject reportedly purchased dynamite for certain individuals in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who had been responsible for the blowing up of several Cuban airplanes at Miami International Airport, not further explained. Rothman also asserted he represented a so-called 'crime syndicate' which would furnish financial backing for Masferrer in the overthrow of Castro in return for business concessions and franchises relative to importation of various types of commodities into Cuba.
Sources:

124-10289-10351: NO TITLE

Norman Rothman is described as having the alias of Norman Roth.

124-10289-10351: NO TITLE

December 1959: "Subject reportedly purchased dynamite for certain individuals in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who had been responsible for the blowing up of several Cuban airplanes at Miami International Airport, not further explained. Rothman also asserted he represented a so-called 'crime syndicate' which would furnish financial backing for Masferrer in the overthrow of Castro in return for business concessions and franchises relative to importation of various types of commodities into Cuba. Rothman stated on 12/9/59 he was going into Yucatan, Mexico in order to locate a site for a base of operations to be utilized against the current CASTRO government because areas in the US were too closely guarded...Subsequent to this trip, Rothman stated 'we have a strip' and Eduardo J. Whitehouse, aka Teddy, reportedly stated 'we have the planes'. Whitehouse is assistant manager of the Biltmore Terrace Hotel and former head of the Cuban Civil Aviation office in Cuba during Batista regime."

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Bill Simpich

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