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Memo Re Relationship Between CIA and Robert Maheu, Prepared for DCI

Memo Re Relationship Between CIA and Robert Maheu, Prepared for DCI

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SUBJECTRobertAMahanMrRobertAMaheuwasbornon30October1917iniatervilleMaineHegraduatedfromHolyCrossCollegein1940andismarriedwithfourchildrenHowasemployedasaSpecialAgentwiththeFBIfrom1940to1947anduponre-signingfromtheBureauformedaprivateenterprisedoingbusinessas"DairyDreamProducts.Thisventureculminatedinbankruptcyin1952Hethenre-enteredGovernmentservicewiththeSmallBusinessAdministrationinWashingtonDC.andwasappointedSpecialAssistanttotheAdministratorwiththespecificdutyofDirectorofSecurityInFebruaryof1954hewasforcedtoresignfromSBAbecauseofpoliticalreasonsdeterminedtobetheresultofbackingthewrongpoliticalpartyintheelectionHethensetuphisowninvestigativeorganizationknownasRobertA:.ahouAssociatesMrMaheuwasrecruitedbytheOfficeofSecurityinMarchof1954HewaspreviouslyknowntoMrRobertHCunningham(deceased)whowasatthattimeChiefSpecialSecurityDivisionthroughtheirmutualemploymentbytheFBICunninghamsawinMaheuacovertassetwhocouldbeutilizedbytheOfficeinextremelysensitivecases-WiththeapprovaloftheDirectorofSecuritySubjectwasofferedapropositionwhereinhewastoreceive500.00,permonthwiththestipulationthathemoveintohisownofficeandthatheheoncallforanyassignzentsbytheOfficeofSecurity.HeagreedtothisandimmediatelytookstepstomoveoutofhisareawhereherenteddeskspaceinasuiteoccupiedbyCarmineSBellinoaformerFBIagentandCPAInJulyof1954Maheuwasengagedby"BritishshippingintereststocheckonAristotleOnassisactivitieswhileintheUnitedStatesThisincludedtechnicalcoverageofOnassisNewYorkoffice.ltwaslaterlearnedthattheprincipal"Britishinterest!wasStavrosNiarchusandthattheultimategoalofthistaskwastoscraptheOnassis/SaudioildealMaheutookthejobbutconditionedhisacceptancewiththefactthathawoulddonothinginimicaltotheUSGovernmentAnyinformationdevelopedofinteresttotheUnitedStateswastobepassedbyNaheutotheappropriategovernmentagency
 
2DuringthisoperationMaheuhadhisstaffprepareapapercitingdangerstoUSeconomyandtraderesultingfromtheOnassisdealThroughcontactsinFOAMaheu.hadHaroldStassenreadthispaperintheNationalSecurityCouncilon22June1954Duringthissameperiod.aheubriefedScottMcLeodAssistantSecretaryofStateforSecurityandConsularAffairsontheprojectMcLeodagreedtofurnishStatecogmoandpouchfacilitiessubjecttoJohnFosterDullesapprovalAdditionallyMaheubriefedJEdgarHooverandVicePresidentNixonInAugustof1954MaheuadvisedthisOfficeofhisrelationshipwithNiarchusNEADivisionwascontactedandexpressedinterestinthismatterTheywereputintouchwithMaheuandfurnishedhimaGC,Im-aochannelapouchsys.andoperalioaalguidanceInternationallitigationeruptedasafesultoftheOnassis/UiarchusnatterandasaresultofNiarchusclaimingGovernmentprivilegeinthecasetheAgencywassubsequentlyidentifiedasbeingtheGovernmentagencyinvolvedFilesofthisOfficereflectextensivecorrespondencefurnishedusbytheOfficeofGeneralCounselin1956regardingtheOnassismatterOn16August1954SubjectwasgrantedacovertsecurityclearanceforutilizationasanagentunderProjectintheNearEastOn30August1954hewasgrantedasimilarclearancetopermithisuseintheUnitedStatesasacovertassociateunderProjectLPH1O.QttJInNovemberof1957acablefromCOb.indicatedthatMrMahanhadallegedlybeeninvolvedinaviolationoftheMannActinprocuringandtransportingprostitutesforCOb3duringCOhvisittotheUnitedStates?!rMaheucontactedthisOfficetoadvisethattheallegationswerewithoutfoundationandstatedthathewouldtakestepsimmediatelytohavehisattorneysaethatappropriateIfofficialswouldretractthechargesThiswassubsequentlydoneEdwardBennettWilliamsactedas1aheu'slawyerinthismatterIn1957informationwasreceivedindicatingthatduringPresidentSukarno'svisittoMoscowinthefallof1956hewasintroducedtoaSovietwomanwithintheKremlinHehadanaffairwithheragainsttheadmonitionsofhisadvisersItwasreportedthattheSovietstookdetailedfilmsoftheaffairandthatacopywassenttothePKIInJuneof1957AIUlmerand'SamuelHalpernFEDivisioncontactedthe
 
3DirectorofSecurityandoutlinedaproject;whereintheyenvisionedafilmbeingmadesimulatingthisaffairItwasplannedthatclipsfromthisfilmwouldbeinsertedinaleafletfordistributionthroughoutSoutheastAsiasuegestingthatSukarnowascompromisedbytheSovietsInJulyof1957Robertriaheuwasgiventhisassignment_Heutilizedatrustedmaleemployeeofthisorganization(sincedeceased)and.hisfiance'"thouafteranintensivemake-upcourseadministeredthemake-uptotheparticipantshimselfutilizingavailablepicturesanddescriptionsofthesubjectsasaguideHehiredastudiowherehewasgivendetailedinstructionontheuseofthelightsandcameraWhenthefilmwastakenonlyMaheuandthetwoparticipants,wereinthestudioTheprojectknownas"Happy'Days,wasnevercompletedandthefilmwasnotdistributedFilesofthisOfficereflectthatduringthe1958-1959periodFLDivisionwasputintouchwithNahcubythisOfficeforassistanceinanotheroperationrelatingtoaThisprojectwas-originatedinMey1953whenFEDivisioninitiallycontactedtheDirectorofSecurityandbriefedhimontheprojectknownas'_BasicallytheprojectcapitalizedonLIkaow~weaknessforCaucasianwomenRobertMaheuwasgiventheassigarenttolocateafemale-candidateHeadvisedttaprominenttattorneyand"manabouttow'~couldcomeupwithaquali.ledwomanwasinvestigatedwithfavorable-resultsandgivenaCSALIbutwasnotrndewittingofCIAinterestThefemalecandidatewasCT:lawell-to-dowidow.approximately35yearsorageresidento,4ll~~consideredtobehighlyintelligentandextremelyattractiveInAugustof1953theProjectLjplanwasconcurredinbytheCOPSandtheDCIInSeptemberof1953MaheuandJamesO'Coae11ofthisOfficemetwith.efeinNewYorkCityl.'++R*wasbriefedonAgencyinterestinthematterLaterinSeptemberMaheumetfhitli'sMOizNewYorkCityunderhistenameandtoldherorgovernmentaliatcresteno?:new?!aheu'strueidentityhavingbeenintroducedtohimsociallybyFOnthesameday(23September195S)wasintrouucedtoJosephSmithFEDivision(knowntoSotsloand:-SaiieuasJosephSims)[OL3:qasbriefedontheassignment'indicatedthatsheunderstoodexactlywhatwas

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