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Pseudonym: Shoquist, Lewis

Definition:
Charles Anderson III, who ran LIENVOY for a period of time in its early years. Anderson also used the alias Carlos Andrews.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

The first significant, production unilateral support operation was developed by Charles W. Anderson III in October 1950. This was LIFEAT, which passed its 19th anniversary in 1969. Initially, small telephone tap operation, with a yearly budget of under $5,000, it developed into a large. sophisticate, audio operation covering telephones, TELEX systems and microphone plants with capabilities limited only by the availability of persons to man the recorders and transcribe the take.

104-10179-10107: CABLE RE: WILLARD R. NAUMAN ARRIVING MEXI 14 OCT

10/12/62, Cable from Director to Mexico City (Orig: Alfonso Rodriguez, Unit: TFW/SA): REF: DIR 41706: "1. Willard R. Nauman arriving MEXI 14 Oct. Will contact Shoquist 15 Oct. 2. Security permitting would brief Shyrock outside EMB on GYROSE relationship AMBANG-1, as well terms reference to be used in latter's pending recruitment attempt AMLAW-3, will await advice on arrival. C/S Comment: *(OUT 86184) ref RYBAT."

Bill Simpich, State Secret, Chapter 4: https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/State_Secret_Chapter4.html

..."Who ran LIENVOY and LIFEAT during 1963? As the chief of station, Scott was the ultimate boss over the tap operations, but delegated day-to-day responsibility to others. Who ran these tap operations during 1963? I believe Frank Estancona ran LIENVOY, with Charles Anderson III in the background. There’s not much information available on Estancona, but we have a bit more on Anderson – Anderson was a headquarters man with the pseudonym of “Lewis Shoquist” who frequently flew out to Mexico City. [review the documents in endnote 17 illustrating different versions of the same document, at paragraph 8, the 1995 version of 104-10095-10001 refers to Shoquist as the handler of "LICRYPT" - while the earlier 1993 version of 104-10095-10001 refers to Anderson as the handler of LIENVOY!] Anderson’s role is carefully shielded even to this day, but we know he helped originate the wiretap operations in Mexico City...According to Goodpasture, Anderson ran LIENVOY from 1961-1962 and Frank Estancona ran it from 1962 to 1964.[ 20 ] Bob Shaw, who covered the Cuban targets for the Mexico City station, said that Anderson was stationed at HQ in 1963. Documents indicate that Anderson was monitoring cultural attaché Teresa Proenza as one of his duties on the Cuban beat...LIFEAT background: LIFEAT was initiated by Charles Anderson, who later moved over to LIENVOY. Begun in 1947, LIFEAT began as a single tap against the Soviet embassy; by 1962, it was up to 30 target lines. The taps were placed by a local phone company employee who was handled by a station case officer. A principal outside case officer had a shop at home where he would repair and tune up the equipment. He trained most of the listening post operators on how to make minor repairs. Like LIENVOY, the monitors and transcribers at the LIFEAT listening posts were generally Mexican or Mexican-American. These twenty-one field agents would work for an average of seven years..."

104-10180-10094: MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD: SUBJECT - MANOLO RAY

1/8/65 Memorandum for the Record by REDACTED: Manolo Ray called looking for "Carlos Andrews/Charles Anderson". The author revealed Anderson's alias in this memo.

104-10217-10132: CABLE RE: HORACE M BIRGELIS ADVISED ON 2 AUGUST 1971 THAT WIFE OF AMCALL-1 CONTACTED AMECRU-1 BY TELEPHONE

08/02/71, Cable from WH/Miami to Director (Shoquist Acting): Slugline RYBAT AKULE TYPIC AMECRU AMCALL: "1. Horace M. Birgel's contacted AMECRU-1 by telephone in home of Vanistendael in Belgium on 31 July. She told AMECRU-1 that she sent air mail special delivery letter to his bad Neuheim Hotel giving him instructions on deposit of $70,000 money advanced her by 'church friends.' She then gave him ref C bank account name and number. Before she could get to crucial questions, AMECRU-1 told her that there would be no problem with her request and then thanked her for sending letter. Through doubletalk AMECRU-1 let her know that telephone was no place to hold conversation on 'this important matter.' 2. When wife of AMCALL-1 advised AMSIGH-2 of above, he told her to call AMECRU-1 back at bad Neuheim Hotel since he only in Belgium for that weekend and find out of AMECRU-1 had obtained possession of $70,000, and if not when he was to receive it, and when he expected to deposit it in ref C bank. 3. As of 1600 hours local time AMSIGH-2 has not been able to contact wife of AMCALL-1 since one of her uncles on deathbed. 4. Will advise when AMECRU-1 contacted. 5. File: 201-061063; 201-275949."

104-10104-10011: CABLE: "LUNCHEON HELD 12 NOVEMBER TO DISCUSS [DELETION] RELATIONSHIP WITH CIA AND THE TORRIENTE GROUP".

12/14/71, Cable: Sluglines RYBAT LCDATA: REF: WH/Miami 13371 (IN 492677): "1. Per ref there follows memorandum for the record: '1. A luncheon was held 1230-1515 hours, 12 November 1971, at COS' home for the principal purpose of discussing AMCHALK/1's relationship with JKLANCE and the Torriente group. COS also took advantage of this meeting to brief separately Identity A, concerning COS' new cover situation. Those attending the luncheon were: Identity A, Identity B, Identity C and Identity D representing LNERGO/Miami and COS, DCOS and Lewis J. Shoquist representing JKLANCE/Miami..."

104-10095-10001: INTERVIEW

12/03/76, Memorandum for the record from Scott D. Breckinridge, OLC: Subject: Interview with Charlotte Bustos-Videla: Page 2: ..."7. She stated that initially our telephone taps in Mexico City were unilateral, bearing the cryptonym LIFEAT. Later, joint telephone taps were established (she could not recall the date); it came to be known as LIENVOY. The LIENVOY LP had about 30 lines, 15 each for CIA and Liaison. Most of the embassy lines were switched to LIENVOY, but LIFEAT continued to have houses for LP's 'all over town.' The lines in LIENVOY were tapped from central, which Ms. Bustos sees as indicating that there was probably no standdown on the Cuban Embassy so far as technical reasons are concerned. She felt that the LP case officer managed the distribution of coverage so that there would be no duplication in the lines covered. She could not remember the identity of the person but she said that Win Scott read everything. Ms. Bustos stated that there was photo surveillance on both the Soviet and the Cuban Embassies. The Cuban photo surveillance project (LIONION) was a joint operation..."

104-10427-10044: BACKGROUND ON MEXICO STATION SUPPORT ASSETS (COVERAGE OF SOVIET AND CUBAN EMBASSIES)

02/10/77, Source: Notes made by A. Goodpasture for John Leader, IG Staff: Subject: Background on Mexico Station Assets (Coverage of Soviet and Cuban Embassies): "1. Unilateral coverage. From the time the Mexico Station was opened in April 1947 (by Bill Doyle) until arrival of Win Scott as COS in 1956, Charles Anderson III (still in LA/HQ) had developed a support apparatus to exploit leads from the Soviet Embassy. This umbrella type project (LIFEAT) consisted of multi line phone taps, three photo sites, a mobile surveillance team and a mail intercept operation...b. Three photo sites were handled by Anderson with the help of Harry Mahoney (retired, living in Chicago) and TDY TSD people checking the best type of camera, film, and concealment devices. These had sub-scripts under LIFEAT (LIMITED, LILYRIC, and LICALLA)..." Page 3: ..."c. Mobile surveillance was developed by Anderson and later placed under Mahoney and Joseph Sancho...Frank Estancona and Peggy Maggard replaced Anderson in handling the unilateral phone taps...d. LIBRIGHT was the crypt used for a unilateral (originally) mail intercept handled by Charlie Anderson III..." Page 7: "Support Assets: Unilateral phone taps: 1949 - 1961: Charles Anderson III Chief..."

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