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Pseudonym: Scheider, Joseph

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Definition:
Joseph Scheider was a pseudonym used by Sidney Gottlieb, chief of the CIA's Technical Services Division (TSD).
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Sources:

Church Committee: Interim Report - Alleged Assassination Plots Involving Foreign Leaders Current Section: 4. The Plot to Assassinate Lumumba

11/20/75, Alleged Assassination Plots Involving Foreign Leaders Report: Page 23: ..."Joseph Scheider testified that 'Joseph Braun' (Note: Should be Sidney Braun) was his alias and was used because this was 'an extremely sensitive operation.' (Scheider, 10/7/75, pp. 78, 80)..."

1993.07.09.11:07:44:780470: MEMO FOR DCI RE CIA EMPLOYEES MENTIONED IN THE SSC REPORT.

11/20/75, Memorandum from Scott D. Breckinridge, Deputy Inspector General to the Director: Page 2: ..."6. There has not yet been an opportunity to review the report in detail to see how successfully the name of Sidney Gottlieb has been deleted (the name Joseph Scheider has been substituted). The press has identified him and the connection will probably also be made by the press. Until the review has been completed we should assume that he is also in danger. If the identification becomes clear he should be considered a natural target of radical elements.."

180-10142-10036: HSCA STAFF NOTES

Undated HSCA document: Page 11: ..."1/25-26/61: Harvey meets with Joseph Scheider, Chief of the CIA Technical Services Division, and a recruiting officer to discuss creation of an executive action capability. William Harvey testified that he was 'almost certain' that on January 25 and 26, 1961, he met with two CIA officials: Joseph Scheider, who by then had become Chief of the Technical Services Division, and a CIA recruiting officer, to discuss the feasibility of creating a capability within the Agency for 'Executive Action.' (Harvey, 6/25/75, p. 52). After reviewing his notes of those meetings, Harvey testified that the meetings occurred after his initial discussion of Executive Action with Bissell, which, he said, might have transpired in 'early (Unintelligible)..."

ARRB ELECTRONIC FILE: GUNN_CHRCHLST.I19

ARRB Electronic File: Titled: List of Church Committee Testimony That Has Not Been Released Under the JFK Act: Page 8: ..."Scheider, Joseph (CIA Science Advisor to Richard Bissell), 10/7/75 testimony (cited in Foreign Assassinations Report on Congo) and 10/9/75 testimony, 10/18/75 testimony, and 10/20/75 affidavit (all cited in Foreign Assassinations Report on Cuba but not released)..."

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