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Pseudonym: Storsell, Louis

Definition:
Louis K. Storsell was probably a pseudonym for Robert J. Bladergroen. A dispatch on October 4, 1967, from Chief of Station (COS), JMWAVE, mentioned that Louis K. Storsell from the Office General Counsel (OGC) had been on TDY at JMWAVE.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
A cable on October 13, 1967, stated that Robert Bladergroen of OGC had been to JMWAVE on a recent TDY. Therefore, it is probable that Louis K. Storsell was a pseudonym for Robert J. Bladergroen, who was Assistant General Counsel for a number of years. Bladergroen held this post from at least May of 1963 to July of 1972: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=24047&relPageId=3&search= Furthermore, it is possible that the Robert J. Bladergroen mentioned on this website was the CIA officer of the same name: https://billiongraves.com/grave/Robert-J-Bladergroen/12532137 Born: 31 January 1919. Died: 29 October 1999. 1st Lieutenant, US Marine Corps, World War II.
Sources:

104-10172-10174: CABLE AMDENIM-1 ASKS IF POSSIBLE ARRANGE FOR PUBLIC DONATIONS TO THE FUND FOR RESETTLEMENT OF CUBAN EXILES INC

02/01/62: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline JMZIP PM: "1. AMDENIM-1 (Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria) asks if possible arrange for public donations to the fund for resettlement of Cuban exiles INC to be deductible from donors income tax. He had fund incorporated in Connecticut 19 Aug 1960 to help support refugees at which time his lawyer advised fund must be year old before IRS would consider tax deductibility. Request based on belief donations would be greatly increased as nearly all previous donors said would give more if deductible. 2. He has not previously applied but now needs funds to maintain op assets beyond current WAVE needs but which will likely be needed in future. 3. WAVE querying point prior his submitting request to IRS in order avoid long delay followed by negative reply during which time assets are lost. Copy charter being carried HQs by Mr. Bladergroen of LCDATA to assist discussion with IRS. Please advise ASAP."

104-10232-10083: CABLE-LOUIS K STORSELL ETA 6 JUNE

06/05/62: Cable from Director to JMWAVE: Slugline GYROSE PW: (Handwritten note top right: Trouchard (T), (Unintelligible), Caponong ABC): REF WAVE 3975: "Louis K. Storsell ETA 6 June. Will discuss. (Handwritten note below: To Passavoy, 6 June 62, MDC must file, but to be submitted to station for forwarding to HQs)."

1993.08.10.18:05:30:460039: MEMO ON DOJ LETTER ON CIA POSITION ON ALVAREZ CASE

05/17/63: Memorandum from Robert J. Bladergroen, Assistant General Counsel to Executive Officer/SAS: Subject: Santiago Alvarez Rodriguez - Department of Justice Inquiry: "1. The attached letter from the Assistant Attorney General, dated May 16, 1963, regarding Santiago Alvarez Rodriguez, requests the Agency's comment as to the affect on its operations should the Defense in the prosecutive action contemplated allege CIA as the source of arms used in the Russian freighter raid. 2. Would you please prepare an appropriate reply by 21 May considering also the identities set forth in paragraph 4 of that letter."

104-10107-10041: MF: MEMO LUIS CONTE AGUERO

03/15/66: Memorandum from Robert J. Bladergroen, Assistant General Counsel to Chief, WH/Cuba: Page 2: ..."4. Despite my several efforts to reach Morgan to learn the progress of the case, it was not until my TDY (1-5 March) that I learned from Chief, PW/WAVE that Conte had received a revised tax bill of $1,637.50 for the three years in question, payment of which had already been made..."

104-10104-10080: MASFERRER TRIAL, MIAMI, FLORIDA

09/15/67: Memorandum from John K. Greaney, Assistant General Counsel to Chief, WH Division (Attention: Mr. Walter Cini): "1. I called Mr. Philip Morris, attorney in the Department of Justice responsible for the Masferrer case, and ascertained from him that the conspiracy trial is scheduled in the United States District Court in Miami, Florida, for 6 November 1967. Of the original defendants indicted, the only one dropped was Mitchell Livingston Wer Bell of Powder Springs, Georgia. A recap of the current defendants is as follows: Rolando Masferrer Rojas, also known as Rolando Masferrer, also known as 'Pancho', Jean Baptiste Georges, Antonio Leon Rojas, Rene Juares Leon, Julio Aton Constanzo Palau, Martin Francis Xavier Casey. 2. Mr. Morris further said that Orlando Bosch was scheduled for trial in Valdosta, Georgia, on Monday, 18 September 1967; however, he was in an automobile accident in the Miami area sometime during the week of 4 September, and therefore there would be a hearing in Valdosta, Georgia, requesting a continuance of this trial until sometime in October. Bosch is now scheduled to go on trial in Miami, Florida, on 2 January 1968. 3. It was deemed appropriate to ask the Department of Justice the status of these trials in view of Martin Casey's name appearing in cable traffic IN 52473 relative to the 'Brown interview.' cc: Mr. Bladergroen."

104-10229-10002: CRC ADMIN/BUDGET/FINANCE, AUGUST 68.

10/04/67: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: TYPIC/AMBUD/Operational Query Regarding Termination of Dependency Payments (Case #89): Page 2: ..."3. The Station proposes sending a letter to the lawyer advising him that the assistance in question was in the nature of a gratuity and was in no way based on a contract of insurance and that when it was learned that Mrs. Fritz was not Perez' widow it became necessary to discontinue the payments. Attached herewith is a copy of the proposed draft response, which was coordinated with Louis K. Storsell from OGC while on TDY at JMWAVE. Prompt Headquarters concurrence is requested. Raymond K. Panuses."

104-10229-10002: CRC ADMIN/BUDGET/FINANCE, AUGUST 68.

10/13/67: Cable (Orig: Nancye Gratz, WH/COG/CICS): Slugline TYPIC AMBUD: REF: UFGA-28632* "Concur proposed ref letter. WH/COG Comment: *JMWAVE forwarded draft of proposed letter to a New York law firm which was retained by the mistress of one of the deceased Brigade 2506 group after we terminated her dependency payments. Mr. Bladergroen/OGC, drafted subject letter while on a recent TDY to JMWAVE." Releasing Officer: (REDACTION) William V. Broe, C/WHD. Coordinating Officers: (REDACTION), C/WH/COG/CICS. (REDACTION), WH/COG/MO. Mr. Bladergroen (telecon), OGC. Authenticating Officer: (REDACTION) David A. Phillips, C/WH/COG.

1993.07.30.10:22:04:870062: LLOYD J. COBB

06/13/68: Memorandum from Robert J. Bladergroen, Assistant General Counsel to Mr. Houston: REFERENCE: Memorandum No. 9, dtd. 5 June 1968, subject: Garrison and the Kennedy Assassination: "1. I requested a PSCS on Mr. Lloyd J. Cobb in May 1967. To my knowledge he has never been used. At the time it was thought that Cobb, an admiralty lawyer, might be useful in our explorations into the matter of having Cuban vessels libelled because of his experience with litigation of that nature. 2. My interest in Cobb was generated by learning that as an attorney for Mayan Lines, S.A., he had recovered a $500,000 judgement against Cuba in Louisiana courts in 1961. This judgement was by way of a compromise of Mayan's claim exceeding $1,000,000 for unpaid freight, charter hire and breach of maritime contract. Cuba was represented by F. Irvin Dymond and on the basis of his representations waiving sovereign immunity the $500,000 figure was agreed upon. It so developed that Mayan was never to realize on its judgement. Cuba was successful in resisting recovery in Rich v. Naviera Vacuba, S.A., 295 F. 2d 24 (1961), and again in Mayan Lines v. Republic of Cuba, USDC (Canal Zone, 1965)."

104-10104-10048: CIA'S ASSOCIATION WITH JUANA CASTRO

06/29/70: Memorandum from William V. Broe, Chief, Western Hemisphere Division to Office of General Counsel (ATTN: Mr. Lawrence Houston): Below and to the left of Broe's name: "cc: OGC - Mr. Greaney. OGC - Mr. Bladergroen. CCS - Mr. Woll."

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