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Cryptonym: AMGABE-1

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Definition:
Julio Gaspar Hubert Rico. Among a small group of agents supposedly asked to determine if pro-Castro Cubans or anti-Castro Cubans were involved in the killing of JFK.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
The LAD/JFK Task Force identified that AMGABE-1 was Julio Gaspar Hubert Rico, with a 201 number of 201-328948, in a memo in May of 1977. A review was undertaken of the personality files of REDACTED/probably Charles Anderson's assets in Miami, and there was no sign that any of them had been levied any requirements re the killing of JFK. However, Armando Farias and others did seek out Hubert during February, 1964, for support for a plan to assassinate ambassador Carlos Lechuga.

JMWAVE Reporting Officer Gordon Hawlott stated in April 1963 that AMGABE-1 was briefed by Jose Alvarez Diaz, Abel Mestre (AMCORE-1) and Jaime Pons Domenech. Alvarez was tutoring AMGABE-1.

CIA officer Charles Anderson claimed that he gave requirements to AMGABE-1, AMPAN-22 (Jose Ignacio Zarraga Diez-Muro), AMBLEAK-1 (Fernando Fernandez-Cavada y Paris) and AMING-3 (Alberto Muller Quintana) in regards to the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

AMGABE-1 was described in a Field Information Report in April of 1964 as "a prosperous Cuban exile who is an officer of an exile organization of conservative political orientation. Most of source's reporting has been accurate."

Gordow Hawlott requested that the description of AMGABE-1 be changed in October of 1965 because of apparent "present mental instability" that AMGABE-1 was suffering. Due to this the validity of his reporting could not be determined. There was also a reference to AMGABE-1 corresponding regularly with Serafin Pineiro Losada who was in Cuba.
Sources:

104-10227-10403: REPORT COVER SHEET

4/18/63: Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Gordon Hawlott. Reports Officer: Margaret R. Nankall. Approving Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman (Theodore Shackley): Stated that AMGABE-1 was briefed by Jose Alvarez Diaz, Abel Mestre (AMCORE-1) and Jaime Pons Domenech. Alvarez was tutoring AMGABE-1.

104-10423-10226: MEMO:1963-1964 MIAMI STATION ACTION TO AID USG INVESTIGATION OF THE MURDER OF JOHN F. KENNEDY

11/22/63: In this memo for the record, CIA officer Charles Anderson claimed that he gave requirements to AMGABE-1/Julio Gaspar Hubert Rico, AMPAN-22/Jose Ignacio Zarraga Diez-Muro, AMBLEAK-1/Fernando Fernandez-Cavada y Paris and AMING-3/Alberto Muller Quintana re the JFK murder. Memo for the Record, 3/22/77. Although Anderson's name is redacted, his room number "3D02" is seen in this document: 104-10059-10291, p. 2. For more on the identities of these cryptonyms, see 104-10103-10019, p. 2

104-10192-10330: REPORT COVER SHEET: REQUEST FOR FACSIMILES OF CUBAN DOCUMENTS BY THE JUNTA REVOLUCIONARIA CUBANA (JURE)

04/17/64, Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Gordon R. Hawlott. Reports Officer: Margaret R. Nankall. Approving Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman (Theodore Shackley): "Source: AMGABE-1 who was phoned by Ricardo Vincente for assistance in locating and selecting paper and inks for use in preparing the drivers' licenses. AMGABE-1 located the appropriate papers and inks and learned that delivery would be made by the close of business on 15 April..." Page 3: CIA Field Information Report: Country: Cuba, Place & Date Acq.: United States, Miami (15 April 1964): "SOURCE: A prosperous Cuban exile who is an officer of an exile organization of conservative political orientation. Most of source's reporting has been accurate. This information was obtained from Ricardo Vincente..."

104-10271-10099: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT: ACTIVITIES AND PLANS OF THE INSURRECTIONAL MOVEMENT FOR REVOLUTIONARY RECOVERY (MIRR)

10/08/65, Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Gordon R. Hawlott. Reports Officer: John C. Tarbell. Approving Officer: Philip G. Elmard (probably John Dimmer): "SOURCE: Paras. 1 to 10: AMGABE-1, 15 and 17 September 1965... It is requested that the Source description for AMGABE-1 be changed to read as follows: 'A prosperous Cuban emigre who is an officer of an emigre organization of conservative orientation. His reporting on emigre activities has often been accurate in the past but because of his present mental instability, the validity of his reporting cannot be determined.' The change was not made on this report because of local dissemination, and pending Headquarters' concurrence. Dispatch follows. Field Comment 4 is based on the fact that AMGABE-1 corresponds regularly with Serafin Pineiro Losada who is in Cuba."

104-10103-10019: FILES OF MIAMI STATION ASSETS REVIEWED FOR REQUIREMENTS LEVIED IN CONNECTION WITH JFK ASSASSINATION

5/17/77: The LAD/JFK Task Force reviewed the personality files of REDACTED/probably Charles Anderson's assets in Miami and saw no sign that any of them had been levied any requirements re the killing of JFK. Julio Gaspar Hubert Rico is identified as AMGABE-1. 201-328948. Armando Farias and others did seek out Hubert during Feb. 1964 for support for a plan to assassinate ambassador Carlos Lechuga.

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