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Pseudonym: Scorgory, George

Definition:
George D. Scorgory was a pseudonym used by Anthony L. Sileo, Assistant Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Havana in 1958. Sileo later worked for the CIA in its operations against the Cuban regime of Fidel Castro.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A CIA document on Rolando Cubela Secades (AMLASH-1) in April of 1966 stated that Alberto Blanco Ramirez (AMLASH-3) talked to Jim Noel and Anthony Sileo in Madrid on September 15, 1964, in regards to an alleged assassination plot against Fidel Castro. A cable from Madrid on September 16, 1964, stated that Olien and Scorgory had spoken with AMLASH-3 about a vague reference to an alleged assassination plan of AMLASH-1 against the life of Fidel Castro. Therefore, these documents make it clear that George D. Scorgory was a pseudonym used by Anthony L. Sileo. In addition, a cable on September 14, 1964, stated that Scorgory used the alias "Andres Sanders" when meeting AMLASH-3 in earlier meeting, in Madrid, to the one mentioned above. In a memo in June, 1961, from Anthony Sileo on meeting AMHINT-5, Sileo stated that he introduced himself to the DRE member as "Mr. Tony Sanders." Therefore, there is a close resemblance between the alias Scorgory used in 1964, and the one that Tony Sileo had used three years previously.
Sources:

104-10240-10175: CABLE: AMBIDDY-1 AND AMYUM-1 REQUEST FOLLOWING MSG BE PASSED

10/17/60, Cable from JMASH to Director: "1. AMBIDDY-1 and AMYUM-1 request following message be passed AMRUNG-1: 'Do not come Miami. Lino mission accomplished. He will return HAVA morning 18 Oct.' 2. Message further adds: 'Contact George D. Scorgory (true name used) immediately,' but MASH Scorgory will pass para 1 message personally..."

104-10179-10004: CABLE RE: AFTERNOON 23 NOV AMPAN-1 TOLD SCORGORY FULL STORY RE "OPERATION UNITY"

11/24/60, Cable from Havana to Director: "1. Afternoon 23 Nov AMPAN-1 told Scorgory FOLL story re 'Operation Unity': (A) It to be op planned by MRR, MQI, OA, 30 Nov group (David Salvador's) and MAR. AMPAN-1 leader of MAR which not to be confused MAR of Pepin Rivero. (B) (REDACTION) employee Cuban Electric, sent (REDACTION) and (REDACTION) to New York (latter not identical with source of ref who nephew (REDACTION). Purpose discuss with electric bond and share company plans sabotage Habana plant. Firm agreed pay half million U.S. dollars to group which executes op successfully. (C) AMPAN-1 confirmed role (REDACTION) and six other employees. However denied that he provided plastic for op saying demo equipment came from Ray group. (D) Ops to be initiated when and if (REDACTION) consul notifies AMPAN-1 that launch available for exfiltration saboteurs. AMPAN-1 expects confirmation from consul night 23 or 24 Nov, after which ops to be triggered three hours later. (E) To supplement above MRR, MAR and OA groups will immediately go into action to blow electric cables in Regla area which feed current to oil refineries. At same time group will make assassination attempt on Carlos Rafael Rodriguez at Univ of Habana. (F) Also prepared bomb 18 gasoline stations and glow city hall Guanabacoa. 2. Earlier 23 Nov (REDACTION) met (REDACTION) who added FOLL significant info: All participating groups who agreed that if any single group attempts take credit this op those making such claim will be killed. Reason it called 'Operation Unity' is that credit for action to go to FRD inside Cuba, objective of which prove to FRD Miami that people in Cuba really control FRD and hope similar unity will be achieved outside. Second aim is force Manolo Ray into FRD complex if he expects receive substantial support. 3. Participants in op will identity selves as members of 'Grupo Comando Plinio Prieto.'...C/S Comment: *Stated what (REDACTION) told Station."

104-10103-10162: CABLE:PASS FOLLOWING MSG TO NOTLOX:WE AGREE MAJOR EFFORT SHOULD BE LAUNCHED HAVANA

3/30/61 cable from T. Sileo, WH/4/PM to Bell Signal Center: "Your message 86. We agree major effort should be launched (from) Havana on date you selected. Recommend you contact Brand, Chacho and Luis Ravelo. They have arms and demolition equipment. Brand in particular can help you. Try to arrange coordinated action by other groups throughout island to commence immediately after Havana uprising...Arms for DZ NINO will arrive night of 6 April..."

104-10193-10133: CABLE: PARA QUINTERO Y MONTY

05/24/61, Cable from BELL to BELL Signal Center (Orig T. Sileo, Unit: WH/4/PM/Operations): "PLS pass following message to NOTLOX:...For WAVE: English translation: 'For Quintero and Monty. Plans for the immediate future not yet formalized. Unless we advise you to the contrary suggest you leave Cuba when safe conducts granted. We can then discuss in person possible future plans with you. Tell us the persons who expect to depart and who will remain in Cuba to continue reporting to us.' C/S Comment: *Dissemination applicable to JMZIP cables."

104-10226-10192: CABLE: IN MEETING 11 JUNE WITH HUBBELL UNIDAD REVOLUCIONARIA REPS OUTLINED THEIR IMMEDIATE PLANS AS FOLLOWS

06/12/61, Cable from JMWAVE to BELL: Page 2: ..."2. In view aggressive nature these plans and importance of UR inside Cuba WAVE believes it essential to have a case officer that can deal with the UR across the board. It is requested that Scorgory, in view his previous association with UR in Cuba and his general suitability for this task, be sent to WAVE for TDY during Hubbell's absence, assuming reply to ref is affirmative..."

104-10171-10025: MFR: ISIDRO BORJA SIMO - MEMBER DRE

06/14/61, Memorandum for the record from Anthony L. Sileo, WH/4/PM/Operations: Subject: Isidro Borja Simo (AMHINT-5) (201-288242) Member of Revolutionary Student Directorate (Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil - DRE) Report of Contact in Washington, D.C.: Page 2: ..."4. The writer introduced himself as 'Mr. Tony Sanders' and Subject inquired whether the writer was a CIA officer; replied yes. Throughout the course of the conversation it became apparent that the writer had been in Cuba and had worked closely with the MRR, DRE and other clandestine groups. Subject was gratified that he had an eager listener who could sympathize with his problems, and stated it was the first time a CIA type offered his true name (actually he was given an alias). In any case he was told the writer is a personal friend of Muller and many others in Cuba and that he would make an honest effort to help them in any way he could..." Page 4: ..."9. Subject was given the sterile phone number (MK 8-5494) in the event he wishes further direct contact 'Mr. Sanders'..."

104-10180-10229: INFORMATION ON CONTRACT AGENT EMPLOYED WITHIN THE JMWAVE STATION AS A KUTUBE CASE OFFICER.

03/15/62, CIA document on AMIRE-1: Page 4: ..."Knowledge of KUBARK (CIA) and other case officers: Witting. Has been handled by Nelson L. Raynock, George D. Scorgory and Edward D. Knapman. Has met Gerald L. Gardyne. Knows all case officers in the WAVE installation by true name."

104-10017-10031: CABLE: DOS' ALERT ON TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION

12/06/63, Cable from Director to Santo Domingo: "ODACID (U.S. State Department) states Scorgory travel authorization to be cabled today. Request he leave ASAP. WH Comment: Refs stated Scorgory planned leave shortly after travel orders received."

104-10183-10187: CABLE: SCORCORY, USING NAME ANDRES SANDERS, MET

09/14/64, Cable from Madrid to Director: Slugline TYPIC YOBITE AMLASH AMWHIP MHAPRON ZRNICK: "1. Scorgory, using name Andres Sanders, met Blanco (SUBJ refs) 10 Sept..."

104-10183-10184: CABLE: OLIEN AND SCORGORY MET WITH SUBJECT

09/16/64, Cable from Madrid to Director: Slugline TYPIC YOBITE AMLASH AMWHIP MHAPRON ZRNICK: REF MADR 1681 (IN 73706) "1. Olien and Scorgory met with SUBJ ref 15 Sept. Only 'important' info he provided was vague reference to AMLASH-1 plan assassinate AMTHUG. Attempt would supposedly take place during university ceremony at which AMTHUG present. AMWHIP-1 reportedly responsible arranging delivery Cuba one Belgian FAL equipped with silencer. AMLASH-1 was to be triggerman supported by uniden army officers. Above plan now apparently abandoned...Page 2: ..."5. Olien, who left meeting first, clearly inferred to SUBJ it had been 'great waste of time.' Scorgory proceeded politely 'chew out' SUBJ for getting us to above meet on false pretenses. SUBJ frankly admitted his 'recruitment' by CIS was handled in such sloppy manner as be construed a farce..."

104-10102-10010: BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON ROLANDO CUBELA SECADES.

04/13/66, CIA document: Page 6: ..."12. On 30 August 1964, Jorge Carlos Robreno (AMLASH/2 'El Mago', a Cuban refugee in Madrid, and Cdte. Efigenio Ameifeieras, Vice Minister of Special Affairs MINFAR, put out feelers to AMWORLD saying they were out of step with the regime and wanted to talk to AMBIDDY/1 (Artime). Robreno was staying with Jose Luis Gonzalez Gallarreta (QUHOPS/1), an attache at the Cuban Embassy in Madrid. Then Alberto Blanco Ramirez (AMLASH/3) arrived in Madrid on 2 September 1964 as a refugee. He talked to Mr. James Noel and Anthony Sileo on 15 September 1964 with Gonzalez Gallarreta making the introduction. He spoke vaguely about Cubela's plan to assassinate Castro. He said that Tepedino was responsible for delivering into Cuba one FAL with silencer. Cubela was to be the trigger man with the support of unidentified military officers. Noel and Sileo reprimanded Blanco and said their conversation was all a waste of time."

180-10110-10125: HSCA INTERVIEW

08/29/78, HSCA document: Subject: Interview of Dan Neiscuir: "Dan Neiscuir was interviewed at CIA Headquarters on 8/29/78 at 10:00 a.m. by HSCA researchers Dan Hardway and Charles Burke...Mr. Neiscuir stated that he had never been involved in any of the CIA's 'in-house' investigations of the Kennedy assassination or Oswald. He did state, though, that he had once worked on an 'Oswald Task Force.' He said this occurred in late September or October of 1975. At that time there were 2 or 3 FOIA suits brought against the Agency concerning the Agency's files on Oswald. These files had to be processed and the task was delegated to the C/CIS and he was assigned to the task force. Mr. Neiscuir stated that he was also one of the primary contacts with 2 investigators from the Senate Select Committee which was looking into the Agency's files on Oswald at approximately the same time. He compared his role in this regard to that of Russ Holmes vis a vis the HSCA. The task force that he was part of conducted no research and analysis that he was aware of...Mr. Neiscuir stated that other people who had worked on the task force had been: Robert Wall, Bill Perkins, (REDACTION), Len Brea, Tony Sileo, (REDACTION) and Paul Hartman..."

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