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\. RE: CAPTIJRE OF EIGHT COUNTERREVOLUTIONARIES
BY CUBAN ARMED FORCES, FEBRUARY 21, 1963.
On February 28, 1963, Ashmann called a press
conference and charged that Cuba violated the sovereignty
of the British Government by going ashore at Elbow Cay and
capturing the eight Cubans there. Ashmann produced, in
front of the press, a felse statement from an unnamed Cuban
anti-Communist organization which stated that the eight
arrested were innocent fishermen and were in no way respon-
sible for the capturing of the two Cuban fishing boats.
Ashmann also produced false receipts which he obtained
from the owner of the East Coast Fisheries Company, Miami,
Florida, showing that the eight were innocent fishermen
whose only activity was fishing.
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.CAPTURE OF EIGHT COUNTERREVOLUTIONARIES·
BY CUBAN ARMED FORCES, FEBRUARY 21, 1963.
On February 28, 1963, Ashmann made a number of
telephone calls to the British Ambassador in Washington,
D. C., concerning this matter, and stated he was going
to bring pressure on the British Government to force the
Cuban Government to release the eight captured individuals
to British authorities, and then Ashmann would obtain
their release from the British.
On March 1, 1963, at 2:30A.M., Ashmann and Ger-
ald Patrick Hemming left for Washington, D. C., to confer
with the British Ambassador to the United States.
On March 1, 1963, inquiry made at the residence
of William Fuller, 1870 S. W. 12th Street, reflected that
Roy Emory Hargraves had been previously staying there, but
his present whereabouts is unknown •
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ReMOrep of SA Joseph T. Boston, 3/30/64, setting forth
lead for Miami to interview Jim Buchanan for specific information
Oswald's alleged activity in Florida notinG that
Jerry Buchanan (brother) states Jim possesses specific information
in thio reaard.
ReMMrep of SA James J. O'Connor, 4/4/64, which states
on cover page D that Miami Office docs not contemplate interview
of Jim Buchanan, reporter fo1· Pompana Beach "Sun - Sentinel," as
previous investic;ation concerning article by Buchanan concerninG
captioncc rJatter inclicatecl Duchauan deals in l'Ut:lors and unverified
infornation which he attributes to anonyuous cources.
Buairtel 4/15/64 referred to outstanding lead to
interview Jerry Buchanan and further instructO'd that Miami
reinterview John v. Martino to force production of his sources
in order to pin down allec;ation coneerning activity of Oswald
in Florida.
Bureau also desi1·es Jim Buchanan be interviewed in order
to pin down once and for all wild statements concerning alleged
activities of Oswald in Florida which for the uost part appear to
emanate frou Martino and nuchanan. If nucllanan uncooperative,
set forth results in LHM fonrl c.ui table for tli:soemiuatlon to
Prcoidcn t' s Co;mnission at which tir.1c consideration will then be
given to Due;ccsting Duchanan ac well ar; Martino be subpoenaed
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Re: LEE HARVEY OSWALD
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tJ$}rciA furnished information received fron£ede Massing,
Soviet has been CIA and has
been source of NYO. MassinJaKalleged that, according to unnamed Cubans
in Miami, Oswald in contact with Cuban MI-6 in Miami; Jaclt Ruby
went to Havana, Cuba, to denl with "Praskin," who works with Cuban
communists; that a friend, Nathaniel Weyl, claims there i s more to
Marina Oswald than meets the eye; and Jack Ruby was dope pusher used
by communistS"l!klnvestigation revealed Nathaniel Vleyl and John V.
Martino to of above allegation. Interviews of Weyl and
Martino indicate information hearsay and that much of rleyl' s
information also emanated with Martino. The only hearsay readily
traceable to origin is alleged fight between Oswald and Jerry
Buchanan at Miami about beginning of 1963. Martino has in past
pretended greater knowledge of Cuban aff airs than he actually possessed
and has declined to divulge his sources. Ins tructions previous ly
f urnished Miami to pin Martino down and attempt to press to f orce
production of his source. During interview 3/26/64 Jerry Buchanan
stated he was one of group which fought with members of FPCC dis tributing
pro-Castro literature, Bay Front Park, Miami, i n October, 1962.
Fol lowing assassination he recognized Os wald as having been one of FPCC
members which his group had f ought. Als o s tated Os wald had been in
Miami in March, 1963, distributing pro-Castro literature and stRted
his brother, Jim Buchanan, a newspaper reporter, has s pecif i c
information concerning Os\vald' s being in Miami dur ing t hese per1.ods.
This should be pinned down and rtm out as above.
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blunder the Centra nte igence ing the overthrow of the Castro -.. ·
Agency made in last month's · _ / '- .
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Cuban fiasco was in not giving While candidly admitting that     .
die. same arms training to part of his interest in the Cubao "SomeoDe Has 'ro Dot¥ Job."
anta-Castro Amencans as they silllltion stems from a apirit of . . , · •
.,ve Cuban exiles. • dv tu ... _ al f and mosqu11Ds t make 1t · . ·
co- a en re, m:: so pro esses a bette .,
This opinion was voiced here strong anti-Communist streak any r . nt\ . , - __,
today by a young Norfolkien hich b he ' red 1n November, Buchanan came """' ORD'tl'
w.ho has devoted the large part w hil ' e_ the ;:;;.w to Norfolk oo a a - NOT 111
the past year to thw ce y Oft pedition. He returned with JO 191 JUN 1961
, r · -,- e zec OviUUan OUIUC:r. 1::-.1 f 'end of his
. . part in Cas- ln .Miami • .. men to uau UJ&t a n
tro's o rthrow. ,a gzmp l-(:ad-
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, k .Bychenan 22, w • edoy Masferrari . • tamer Ba- \ The Portsmouth Star
I tended ·rn-..n rrreeted tas month \f. \ Date: May 16, 1961
Found Jon Park)_ has oy u.s. federal b!P:t.s. . . ...... v\ Editor·
younger days, trunks that a an ,'. . •
1for« or American.s half the size training on
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of the one 'which onto 1a.nd called ''No Name Key" / \ - \ Late Home Edit ion
Cuban • b_ave sue- about 36 miles from Key West \ Norfolk Virginia
ceeded m establishmg 1tsell. · , , a I
: ,"And there are hundreds of "'nere wen • of u.s," Bu-
. Americans in Miami right now says, "about half Cu-
. who'd like nothing better than bans, half Americans. The i.&La.Dd
cndt at gi\'ing Castro the was mostly swamp and we were
! boot," Budla.nan ays: · • sleeping out in the open. The
are nice people, but f'trst couple ol weeks die food

pressure they don't re- was okay, but after that it was
member orders." largely swam;> deer; raccoon,
. rBuch.t.u is a aerilu · rice and black bea.ns.
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On 3/16/64, MARY BUCHANAN, mother of JERRY BUCHANAN,
advised that JERRY is living and at Fnirhope, Alabama,
address or employment not known. She said he can be reached
at telephone number 928-2925 in Fairiope. She said he is
married to a Mexican woman who was deported because they were
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is now living.
JERRY BUCHANAN has FBI Identification Number 148 937 D.
As of June, 1959, he was the subject of Hiami investigation for
impersonation based on use of Army identification in the name
JESSE L. MURPHY used to cash bad checks. (Bufile 47-48702;
Hiami file 47-4019). As of June, 1959, he was described as 5'11",
150 pounds, blue eyes, short brown hair. He was divorced.
Complaint charging BUCHANAN with Impersonation was dismissed
at Miami when he was located at Ft. McPherson, Ga., in 4/59,
serving sentence for AWOL.
The Hobile Office, at Fairhope, Alabama, is requested
to interview JERRY BUCHANAN to develop any information he may
have concerning OSWALD, specifically any evidence that he fought
OSWALD in Miami, or that distributed pro-CASTRO literature
in Miami, or that OSWALD attempted to infiltrate anti-CASTRO
organizations at Miami.
Results of interview should be submitted by report
1-1ith copies to Dallas and Miami. 1"c1e FD-302 on BUCHANAN may be ,,
predicated in the details of report as follows:
"Interview of JERRY BUCHANAN is predicated on
information received from NATHANIEL WEYL, an author
residing at Delray Beach, Florida. Mr. WEYL on
3i3/64, advised that JIM BUCHANAN, who was a reporter
for the Pompano Beach, Florida Sun Sentinel, told
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Cuba: Russian Fortress
When the plane- with Clement Benoit and Ed Ar ·ltur
aboard - landed at Miami International Airport, a large
welcoming committee was on hand to meet it, tncluding
\anou' member' of the press. As the nash cameras went off,
Ed noted half a dozen government type' hanging around, as
wdl a' \'hmann and another man ""ho wa'> later to
  rJ.?.kJnjhe Cuban man was SamBenton,
'' ho-,e traucmarJ.. ""c.t" c.t lanq pearl-handled pt'>tol. Benton
\\a' weii-J..mm n m Nev. Orleans. There were even rumor\ he
had hccn ....ccn paling around with LOUI'>iana Mafia big-\hot,
Carlo' l\1arr: elo. On Jul} I. 1965, he ohtamed private uctec-
ttve ltcen ....c number l·n -C from the State of Florida
)unng E:.tr" long' igll m Na-. ... au wi{h Benoit, the Hai-
tian had told h1m the whole operatiOn to move him out of the
Bahama .... \\ .t'l bacJ..ed by·· '>orne \ 'Cf} important people in the
United State' gu,ernment. ..
Sa1d Beno1t: .. The) have proml'>ed to help me retake
Ha111 and 'ICt up a democratiC government there."
A ... hmann al\o told Ed that "an Amencan agency is
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involved in putting up the mone\ to get Benoll out. They
want him m the Unued States and the) keep -.ay1ng he'"
important to our country .'·
Ed later told a fnend. ' 'Benoit fell for that old crap.
They used him All they wanted \\US to get Bennit out of the
Bahamas before he stirred up too much trouble He ""as a
threat to the whole Caribbean. No one in our State Depan
ment v.anted the boat rocked at that time and to hdl wtth how
many hlad men Duvalier ktlled in Hatll . rth Benoit in
Florida and his army in the Bahamas . .. and bemg k1cked
out of there as fast as they could be tossed aboard boats .
he was hamstrung. Useless to his people and h1mself. They
gave tt to h1m. but good!"
Abo walling for the plane to land v.as Dr Nathamel
Ostroff, ""ho li\ed in Hollywood, Flonda. He ""a' a regts-
tered agent in the United State .... repre'ientmg Bl:noit Ed and
Benoit went immediately to the McAitster at Flagler
Street and Bisca}ne Boule\oard. ""here Ashmann had .tr-
ranged for rooms.
There had been uniformed pollee and from the
Dade County Shenffs Office at airport , a-. well as the
newsmen. Beno1t had held a ncv.-. ""htle Ed tned
to sta) out of the wa} of the burstmg flashbulb., He wa'
caught by the tele\ tston cameras and at Je.1,t four ptcture ... nf
Benoit taken that da) mclude EJ -.tanding eithe1 he'>tdc the
man ot in the background In of h1 ' eftons. he
had heen ne•HI} blown.
"It ""J' then the Central Intelligence boys '1aned play-
ing game,, .. Fd 'latt.llater. He kept m close toul..' h v. ith Dr.
Ostroff and Buchanan dunng the period he a' body-
guard for Bcnott. but the job \\asn t
One lla}. he called Buchanan and told him, "Benoit
keeps going out to the airport to meet with the CIA. He ""on' t
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Subject: Assassination
It not long after Clement Benoit"s in Miami
that EJ approached by Sam Benton ami to attt.!nd a
meeting. EJ toltl Buchanan. "He's bemg Jamn my.,tl!nous
ahmn it all. says he wants me to go and talj... to  
If llhsappear. have -,orne of the boys knock htm ol'f.
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(l.)am Bt.!nron, rumoretl to have been with Mafia
htg 'hot Marcelo. was among the crowd at Miami
International Airport when Ed returnetl from Nassau with
Ren61["'"'-- ·-
The to \\ hich Benton took. Ed .... uuateu on a
canal bani.. ncar the Fontainebleau Hotel A $400.000 mon-
stro ... uy. It .... prawled O\er half a block. sporting wide, green
la\\ns anti a sweeping dnve\.\a). Inside, Ed found himself
staring at a tough-taced Italian about fifty-live year. old. He
talked 111 dtppetl \\atching Ed \\.lth unwa\.enng gaze.
as iftrymg to peerdo\\n hi .... soul . . ore\aluatc the thid.; -
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EJ said nothing. watching u sharply -dr6 ...eJ. antl nhvi-
ous!y boreJ , hoJyguard. lounging JlC.al' nne of' lhC piLtllrt•
windows.
  urc ahout 90 big ones in it if you Jo the jnh. ··the
Itali.tn ... aitl. still watching EJ.
"Who is it you want Jonc tn·
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Kennedy'.)"
Jhc Italian lool..etl Llt'>1!U,tell. \\ hilc the boJ\ l.!lliUJ
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... urred rc..,tle..,.,ly "No . _ lt".,an illea.though ALtually. we
woulllltkc to .. ee the fellow wnh the\\ ..... Jm\ n 111 Cuha.
get mvited to his own funeral.··
"Castro''" Ed was getting
"Yep' ''
' Now where the hell tliJ thi..., creep pop up trom'
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wonderell Aloud. he "I to knm\ the people I'm
working lor . til lake the job ..
"Let·.., JU'>t '>ay I repre<.,ent ....ome of the large ca .... mo
mtcrc'>ts that lost a lot of dough \.\hen Ca\tro tool.. over. The)
\.\ant 11 back."
"And you're offenng 90 grand for the joh'.)"
The Italian grinned. "Too tough lor vnu', ..
l:.tl thought, "You '>tupid a'>'>!" Then he ... aitl . ''Forget
it. It'..., impossible ...
"Don't jump to condu..,•om .,n Back up and tal..e a
look at it Tell me what you would do 1fyou hall the money."
the Italian saill .
Ed thought a moment, then mu.,ed "I bt!ltc,·c I'Ll usc a
plane. Find out when Castro \\as 111 tht! palace 111 Havana.
then just fly over and drop a blockbuster on top oln anll blow
his ass off. "
The I tal ian grinned. ·'That might work. but our ..
Jown there tell us he doesn't keep a regular ....chellule . He 11.1.,
a habit of' ducl..mg out back at night or Jll'>t lea' ing the
building quietly. There's no set pattern about hi\ mmc-
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1 - Coordinator of Cub.tn Affai'ra, DepertaMnt of State, (a.Ji)
1 - u. s. Co&at GUard, Mi&Qi (RM)
1 - U. s. CUstoms, (DO ·
1 - U. S. Custonls, II (&M)
1 - U. S. Border Patrol, Miea.i (RM)
1 - ONI, MU!m1 (1U.1)
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!-Coordinator-Cuban Affairs, 1-0NI, Miami (RM)
Dept.of State, Miami (RM) 1-0SI, 6th Dist.,Robins AFB,Ga. (RH)
WILLIAM MAYO DREW, JR.
December 2, 1963
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MIAMI, FLORIDA
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AMERICANS FOR FREEDOM
(AMERICANOS POR LIBERTAD).
INTERNAL SECURITY - CUBA - HAITI;
NEUTRALITY MATTERS.
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DETAILS:
Il,:).e ugust 25, 1963, lssue of the "St. Peters -
burg Times," a dJlily English newspaper pubU.ohed
in St. Petersburg) Florida, contained an article
"Anti-Castro Offensive Poised." The article related that
EDWARD LOMBARDO, second in command of above-mentioned or-
ganization, was in the Tampa Bay area to meet with Cuban
exile leaders and to recruit six combat trained ce11 f r.r
a September, 1963, maneuver. It was indicat ed that twenty-
five American military veterans were on an isle in
Caribbean, somewhere off the coast of Nicaragua:
for a signal which would spark a new
LOMBARDO said the exact date of the planned  
unknown. except to him and the head of the &,roup,. Jf.DWARD
rbRTHUR. LOMBARDO indicated that the group was of. t.he
opinion that its plans for the next month's
Cuba would not violate law, since their
not be made from American soil, and the f unds f ·--".J:
the operation had been supplied by ExilP
the "Pompano Beach Sun - Sentinel," and private
The September 12, 1963
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issue of the "M!.turrt  
contained an article captioned, "BENOIT Flies HP.::e " \k' :::.a
Police Guard." This article related that CLEMEN"'.: S.
"head of the Haitian Revolutionary Party, dedic.6.t ed to
DUVALIER's overthrow," arrived in Miami on
1963, from Nassau.
BENOIT had been ordered to leave
of his revoluti0nary activities. The article s t!. t ed th.s ·t
was accompanied by EDWARD ARTHUR, about of
Columbus, Ohio, a bodyguard. ARTHUR sar<J he wes "the
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"commander of Americans for Liberty, an anti-Comn:\.m:s t
He was vague about his associatiou rttb.
BENOIT, saying only that he had been 'contacted.""
"The Miami News," issue of September 12,

also carried an article reporting BENOIT's arriva l at
Miami. It was stated that BENOIT •vas surrounded at the
airport by an oddl y sssorted group of supporters."
Among those listed was "ED ARTHUR of Pompano Beach
,.. 1.da) who said he was the full-time leader of Amerit:4ns f ()r
Freedom, an organization of 'American G.I.s.'
from Nassau on the plane with and said he W£S
BENOIT's bodyguard."
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It is noted CLEMENT BENOIT is the self-descrih".d
1 eader of the Mouvement Patriotique Hai\:ien (MPH), 5 gr<'"-P
of Haitian exiles in Nassau, Bahamas.
Two days before
EDDIE ARTHUR came to N a s s a ~  
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Ohio, where they reside. returned to Tampa .
Florida, his residence .
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....ASHMANN was born t
and is a graduate of the Univers ity of Florida e.r. j
Cumberland University Law School in Tennessee. is
attorney and maintains offices in the Dupont Plaza Bu'!.lding,
with residence at 3301 N. E. 5th Avenue, 911 ,
both Miami, Florida.
following the advent of the CASTRO Gove:rnment in
Cuba, ASHMANN represented Harris and Company Adver t ising»
Inc., . in handling claims against the Cuban Government, which
ipcluded the attachment of a number of Cuban
other property in this country, the proceeds of wP.re
to satisfy the claims of this company agAinst the
Cuban Government. In addition, ASHMANN has repres ented
certain anti-CASTRO groups and leaders in the Mii'U'li.
About four months ago, some of the . member s
the Cuban anti -Communist Army under one Commander  
were arrested in the Bahama keys. An American ci t: br.en.,
JERRY BUCHANAN, Ian ex-convict, was also arres t ed with
group. ASHMANN went to the Bahamas and was l n
working out an agreement with British authori t tes f o:t the
ultimate release of the group. Also in the at
time was JAMES BUCHANAN, brother of JERRY, and a
on the "Pompano Beach Sun - Sentinel . " ASHMANN n,et br,+:.h.
J"AMES and JERRY BUCHANAN in the Bahamas at that .. t :l.mc •
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in the meantime, BENOIT arranged thror.1gh ARI''UlR
for a test load of Haitians to come to the United  
Within twelve hours after BENOIT's arrival in the
States, twenty-five of BENOIT's followers did come to .(± .• e
UQited-states and were detained by the INS. BENOI T asked
to these people which he did. They were
given an exclusion hearing and ordered deported bec8use
they actually entered the United States from the Bah>it":.9S
and not Haiti, and consequently were not considered
Haitian exiles. deportation order is currently being
appealed through the efforts of ASHMANN.
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Columbus, Ohio, contained an article entitled,   Anti-
CASTRO Freedom Fighters Dislike U. S. Policy." Accor ding
the article, EDWARD ARTHUR, described as the Col\imb' l S
born commander of an anti-CASTRO force, was scheduled to
speak on October 16, 1963, at 1628 Neil Avenue as part of
his ucrusade to Re-Awaken U. S. Support for the Ant i-
CASTRO Forces in the Caribbean Cold War." In thi s
ARTHUR is quoted as saying that Cuban exiles artd s ympa-
thetic groups "are getting disgusted with t he Atr.er!.c.an
Government--are scared to death of the CIA."
Information in the article stated that ARTilJR
commands the Americanos Por Libertad in Florida, . and has
been working with exile groups since 1959. The

is allegedly composed of approximately 27 American Armed
' Forces veterans . He is currently on a and
fund-raising trip across the country, the
ARTHUR is further quoted as saying a msjor
mission of the Americans for Freedom is to debunk Y£NNEDY
administration claims about Russia's military st::-ength in
Cuba. He alleges that cement factories are going
. blast every day, that submarine pens are being
there are launching pads in Cuba, plus "q,Jite a f ew R.\:. ssian ::·
soldiers." :F
A photograph of ARTHUR in the company c. f Jh.MES
;LER, 3709 N. High Street, was included with t he art!.,:l i! .
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CHARLES ASHMANN, attorney, 1018 Dupont Plaz&
Florida, incorporated Americans for Freedom i n ei .ther
March or April, 1963, as a non-profit Florida
legally organized for the purpose of

and dictatorship in this hemisphere.
also represents a variety of Cuban exil r ga atione .
ARTHUR set himself up as commander of the Americans tor
Freedom.
EDWARD M. LOMBA t1 i s  
ca pt a!.:'. or aniza tion .
Next in command of t he Amer ica ns for Fr eedcu i s DOB
ALAYA, who lives at an unknown address in Ta mpa , FloridA ..
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has approximately twe!lcy-se,,c-: t
members among whqm is CLAIRE
CHENNAULT, Apartment 23, San
f' California, son of the late General CLAIRE CHENNAULT.
This individual has not, as yet, contributed
organization,           {b.) ll}\() \ {)}
laimed he name all of the ... er. 3 , ·
said, however, th.e=e i c; ' because
another
St. Petersburg,
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n care of General neli•n·::-v
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Ohio, Apartment
Miami, Florida.
  address u:-:.k.:>.own 11 tb)ll)\c.J
s of no o thers .
He mentioned CLEMENTS. BENOIT, now 1n 3
hotel at Miami, Florida, who has offered to merge the
zation which he heads, "Parti Revolutionnaire wi.th
Americans for Freedom. BENOIT's organization alJegedl7 rep-
resents ten thousand Haitian refugees.

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Concerning the purpose
stated it is to find and to expose any and a 11 Co::.:ru r l.!:. .!... 1
the United States and elsewhere. This is to be €
· he said, by reporting persons and bus iness 1 s}'. ..
which are cooperating with the Comm'lnis ts .
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fighter p anes n the United States which had been
purchased by BATISTA for his fight against CASTRO
lle said, would be flown without markings to a foreign
and then would be flown over Cuba for the purpose of
two strategic oil refineries there. At the same
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guerrilla fighters would come from the mountains to figt. t
CASTRO troops in Cuba. He also spoke of landing troops
on the Caribbean side in order to split CASTRO's forces.
This c.o::a& s or
s ooting small arms weapons at targets. These sessicns
actually occurred only twice, and they are not held
ly because of lack of ammunition and the difficulty i n as s embl-
ing his men. He said the organizations boasts   of
approximately twenty weapons ,which consist of rifles s ... •d h.E.:r. d
guns. are actuall owned
In addition to firearms training, the group
the Spanish language, reads books on survival
fighting. He mentioned a trai nin ro ram which in
either Ma or J e 1953
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which conducts intelligence an personnel
advised that during December, 1960, numerous t elephone
_.had been rece!ved by the British-American :t:.
West Berlin, Germany, from Ea st Germany, from a o. •
variously identifying himself as Lieutenan t Colonel CLAIRE
CHENNAULT, U. S. Air Force; CLAIRE ARTHUR
U.S. Air Force; and, Colonel CLAIRE ARTHUR S.
Air Force. This individual claimed to have been
from West Germany; to have been he ld ca ptive i n Elis t  
and to have escape d. He requeste d that he be picked Ut-•
the appropriate British and American authorities a nd re· ..  
to We st Germany •
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Mr. JOSEPH M. VAN BIBBER, San Antonio
Counter-intelligence Corps (CIC), on December 20 , 1954 s
furnished the information set fqrth below:
CHEN and his family entered the Vnited States £r. nm
1951 fr om Honolulu, and have res i ded
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arrested by civilian authorities in California foX'
irig aU. S. Air Force officer, and stated he was
two years probation by the court. He admitted, ft.or tt1er, baing
arrested on July 25, 1952, by the Albany, Califcru!.l'l
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Department for impersonating an Air Force a:t1d €
that after several days detention, he was releaserl
tion. Upon his release, he was given his personal
and a receipt for same by the Albany Police
• admitted typing data on this receipt, himself
Lieutenant Cowmender ARThl.:R CHENNAULT, U. S. s 0\:: .. d
later stated he had the receipt laminated.
When interviewed by he had in hi s  
a California driver's i n t he name of ART.:1UR .. T,
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advised that within the past few months, CHEN was
in some group whose efforts were directed towar.d
the CASTRQ regime in Cuba. MM T aid that a t
time CHEN had been in Tucson, Arizona, in
with activities of this group. He described CHEN as a
"crackpot" who tells improper tales ab.out his background a nd
past. CHEN is presently employed delivering newspapers ir.
the early hours in San  
On September 26, 1963, MM available in-
formation reflecting idual using the name CHEN-
NAULT was residing at San Francisco,
California. \tJ
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Miami Beach, Florida, advised t.t..a.:.
one ROBER had come to the Park Avenue Hotel w!th one
EDWARD LOMBARDO in late August or early Septernher,l963,
and they remained at the hotel for about two weeks. She
said that during the time they were in the hotel they dis-
cussed the captioned organization and described it as an £nti-
Communist group of American citizens who are attempting t o
bring about the overthrow of the Communist Governrner. t in
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e group woul aunch a coordinated invasion by land
air. He said that CHENNAULT would handle the air
and that ARTHUR, himself, would go by sea in three or :'·o,1"
boats, with about thirty or forty men, all armed wi.t):>.
guns, and take over the capital of Haiti.
It was in connection with this plan that AR/.>';;•R
suaded BENOIT to contact a wealthy physician i.n Miami F.:,:,.::'•.
to obtain a donation .·of $75,000.00 to $100,000.00 to ::.r.&•\ce
this plan. The doctor, whose r.ot rccilll,

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declined and refused to furnish any financing for such a
plan.  
· he believed that this organizatio;,
is not active, although LOMBARDO and ARTWJR
recently dating two telephone operators in Pompano
and were apparently still residing there.
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF IN\"ESTIGATION
Miami, Florida
December 2, 1963
RE: AMERICANS FOR FREEDOM
(AMERICANOS POR LIBERTAD);
INTERNAL SECURITY - CUBA - HAITI;
NEUTRALITY MATTERS.
Reference is made to the report of Special A g e ~ t
WILLIAM MAYO DREW, JR., dated and captioned as above.
This document contains neither recommendatio!!.s !r.c•-r
conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI a·ad
is loaned to your agency; it and its contents are not to be
distributed outside your agency.
mniteb llepartmrnt of Jugt(ce
OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY GENERAL
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20530
Nr. Alan J. tveberman
Independent Research Associates
6 Bleecker Street
New York, new York 10012
Dear Hr. We berman:
FEB 2 6 1919
This is to advise you thal your administrative appeal
to the Associate Attorney General from the action by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation on your
request for information from the files of the Department of
Juslice was received by this Office on February 7, 1979 .
This Office has a substantial backlog of pending appeals
received prior to yours and a shortage of attorneys. In an
attempt to afford each appellanl equal and impartial treatment,
we have adopted a general practice of assigning appeals to
Office attorneys in the approximate order of receipt. Your
appeal has been assigned number 9-0338. Please mention this
number in any future correspondence with this Office concerning
this specific appeal.
\Je will notify you of the decision of the Associale
Atlorney General on your appeal as soon as we can.
necessily of this delay is regretted and your continuing
courLesy is appreciated.
 
J nice Auams
Administrative Staff Assistant
Office of Privacy and Information
Appeals
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
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OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE ATIORNEY GENERAL
Mr . Alan J . Weberman
Independent Research
6 Bleecker Street
New York, New York
Dear Mr • :
WASHI NGTON, D.C. 20530
MAR I 3 I H9
Associates
10012 Re : Appeal No. 9-0338
You appealed from the action of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation on your request for access to a certain report
pertaining to Americans for Freedom.
After careful consideration of your appeal , I have decided
to affirm the initial action in this case . The report you
seek consists of forty-nine pages . Eight entire pages , as
well as certain paragraphs on other pages, are classified and
I am affirming the denial of access to these materials on the
basis of 5 U. S . C. 552(b) (1) . These materials have been referred
to the Department Review Committee for review and determina-
tion whether they warrant continued classification under Execu-
tive Order 12065 . You will be notified if the Committee ' s
final decision results in the declassification of any informa-
tion. Seventeen entire pages , as well as portions of other
pages , were properly withheld from you pursuant to 5 U.S . C.
552 (b) (7) (C) and (7) (D). These pertain to investigatory
records compiled for law enforcement purposes , the release
of which would, respectively, constitute an unwarranted invasion
of the personal privacy of third parties and disclose the
identities of confidential sources . Names of Bureau agents
were also excised on the basis of 5 U. S . C. 552(b) (7) (C). None
of the material being withheld is appropriate for discre-
tionary release .
Judicial review of my action on this appeal is available
to you in the United States District Court for the judicial
district in which you reside or have your principal place of
business, or in the District of Columbia, which is also where
the records you seek are located.
Sincerely,
Michael J . Egan
Associate At; ; ney C/, -  
By : 0 ·
l.Quinlan J. snea , Jr . , Director /
Office of Privacy and Information Appeals
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF J USTICE
FEDE RAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATI ON
WAS UINCTON, D. C. 20535
Mr. A. J . Weberman
Independent Research Associates
6 Bleecker Street
New York, New York 10012
Dear Mr. Weberman:
August 7 , 1978
This is in further response to your Freedom o f
Information-Privacy Acts requests dated June 30, 1978 .
The document pertaining to the Miami report of
Special Agent William Drew, Jr . , dated December 2, 1963,
has been located and will be assign ed for processing at
the earliest possible date .
Please be advised that we acknowledged receipt of
your Freedom of Information-Privacy Acts request regarding
The International Anti-Communist Brigade by our letter
dated June 16 , 1978 .
Sincerely yours ,
  r./. YJ.r;Y /u
Allen H. Mc Creight , Ch1ef
Freed om of Information-
Privacy Acts Branch
Records Management Division
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UNITED STATFS DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DRUG ENFORCeMENT ,\DMINIS I RATION
3400 N. W. SJ Street
Miami, Florida 33166
The Honorable c. Clyde Atkins,
United States District Juage
Southern District of Florida
P. 0. Box 3009
i·1iami, Florida 33101
Dear Judge Atkins:
C. CLVDE ,\Will':.
UNilED smt.S D'.S1F.CT
DISTRICT Of fLOK:Dfl
March 10, 1975
Re: 73-597-CR-CA
I would like to call to your attention the fact that
Mr. Frank Sturgis has assisted the Drug Enforcement
Administration by lending support and guidance to
Nr. Jerry auchanan during the .in-,;estigu.ticn (cc:.:e
development) into the activities of Kenneth Gordon
Burnstine, et al.
Mr. Sturgis directed Mr. Buchanan to Drug Enforcement
Administration at the outset of this investigation and
provided aid to Mr. Buchanan during the six month
investigation prior to grand jury indictment.
This information is furnished for your consideration.
Sincerely/
Lrr' vJ  
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David W. Costa
Acting Regional Director
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REFERENCES:
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4/22/64, instructing interview of JIM
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The Miami Office does not contemplate further
investigation to disprove the allegations by JIM BUCHANAN.
On 4/10/64, MILTON Editor of
the Fort Lauderdale_. Florida "Daily   confidentially
advised SAJOSEPH .I. GREALY that JIM BUCHANAN had been
employed by the Hollywood, Florida "Sun" S:ix or seven
years ago, until he ran off with the wife of a.Jlollywood
city employee to Jacksonville, Florida. He then came
to the Fort Lauderdale "Daily News", but was refused
employment. Shortly thereafter, the Fort Lauderdale "Daily
News" ·opened a morning newspaper, the "Sun-Sentinel", at
Pompano Beach, Florida, and because the paper was in dire
need of reporters, BUCHANAN was hired, although against the
recommendation of KELLY. BUCHANAN continued employment
with the "Sun-Sentinel" until 2/64, at which time he began
the publication of a small newspaper in Boca Raton, Florida,
and still wanted to maintain his employment with the
"Sun-Sentinel". Because of the conflict of these two j ol:ls,
he was given a choice, and decided that he would publish
his paper at Boca Raton. KELLY said that at the time
BUCHANAN chose to leave his job with the "Sun-Sentinel",
the management was on the verge of releasing him. Hr. KELLY
explained that BUCHANAN is a "very strange boy", who has a
good mind, but could "take off" at any time. Hr. KELLY
said that BUCHANAN, while employed at the "Sun-Sentinel"
in approximately thebeginning of 1964, was carrying on an
affair with one of the secretaries at the "Sun-Sentinel", and
the husband of the secretary came to the offices of the paper
and threatened to shoot BUCHANAN and the secretary.
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Page 7 of ins tant report, that Mr. NATHANIEL WEYL of Delray
Beach, Florida, advised he had received secret material
belonging to CARLOS HARQUEZ STERLING relative to l.mnY -
PAASKIN. v/EYL , in ' fact, stated he had received the material
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ADHINI STRATIVE
Ins tant report is classified Secret, inasmuch as j
it contains information reference to CIA, and the in-
formation r eceived from CIA was classified Secret . f
The Miami Office does not contemplate interview
of JIH BUCHANAN , reporter for the Pompano Beach ' 'Sun - Sen-
tinel," Pompano Beach, Floricla, inasmuch as the previous
investiga tion concerni ng an article by BUCHANAN, reported in
Miami dated January 25, in ins tant caption, r e -
flected that LUCHANAN deal:.; in r umors and unverified infor-
mation he attributed to anonymous sources .
1-'liami, by airte l dated Harch 31, 1964 , reques ted
the Hoblle Office to locate and JEl.\.RY BUCHANAN ,
brother of JIM relative to an allegeJ brawl be -
tween OSt</ALu and BUCHANAN, ' vhich JU1 13UCHANAN told
NATHP.NihL HEYL JOl-IN n.t. .... tTI HO took plctcc in diami about
the be&inning o[ 1963.
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FJJ-302 in thio repo;:t, was originally submitted in insert
form to the cJ,:lllas Office in the case captioned, "JACK LEON
{WJ3Y, Aka.; CIVIL KIGHT'S," (liut<'j_lc 44-21,016), by Hiaml air-
tel ·atcd 7, 1964.
The JOSL to whom JOHN l·iARTINO attributed
the information concerning JACK RUBY and (l'"NU) PRASKIN, as
mcntioncd on Page 20of this report, is probably identical 'w'lth
JJ:..;L   t'las born December 1, 1921, in
Cuba, and Mlarni J:iles 1:c:Clec L that INS, I1:Lanli, advis eel the
L·'liaml _:?bl that v'lilS :Jnc of Cuban scheduled
to lc:avc i·iiami on c)e-c<clllbcr '!, 1963, for ,·ucaragua, as a
bc:r of the anti-rASTRO organization i1ia' (lievolutionary Kc-
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unidentified source, referred to on Page: 2
of inccant report, is HEUE MASSING, whose identity is pro-
tcr-cd at her request, both by CIA an 51) by the New York
c-Lfice, which reported by LHH and air tel
cla ted Narch 5, 1964. , . >"""'("'-)
The other government agency mentioned on page
two of this report is CIA, memorandum having been furnished
by Bureau airtel to New York, Miami and Memph:Ls February
26' 1964.
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