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Castro’s secret archives: US Special Ops prepares to snatch five decades of damaging material

By Wayne Madsen

Online Journal Contributing Writer

March 29, 2010

WMR has learned from knowledgeable sources in the Pentagon that the U.S. Special Operations Command has recently been tasked to come up with a covert operation designed to snatch the secret archives complied over five decades by former Cuban President Fidel Castro.

Our sources report that among Castro’s archives are documents proving the collaboration of top U.S. Mafia figures, including Mafia financial boss Meyer Lansky, with the CIA in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. Castro apparently kept track of many of those involved in the assassination of Kennedy because they were also actively involved in anti-Castro plots associated with right-wing Cuban exiles that were organized out of Miami, New Orleans, Houston, and Dallas, cities where the Mafia was extremely active.

WMR has learned that Castro’s extensive archives have been secured in a well-protected facility on the Isle of Youth (formerly the Isle of Pines) off the southwest coast of Cuba.

In addition to documents that point to the mob’s and CIA’s involvement in the Kennedy assassination, including the roles played by the Canadian Bronfman family and their wealthy attorney, the CIA-connected Louis Bloomfield of Montreal, the Castro archives reportedly contain a wealth of information about Cuban support for Angola’s government and liberation movements in Africa and Latin America. The archives also have details about the role of the CIA in the Angolan civil war and the coups that toppled Chilean President Salvador Allende and other leaders, as well as Henry Kissinger’s infamous Operation Condor that “disappeared” thousands of leftist, student, and labor leaders in Latin America.

The plans by the U.S. Special Operations Command to surreptitiously land on the Isle of Youth and secure the Castro archives may have something to do with the recent arrest of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contractor as he was boarding a plane in Havana. Alan Phillip Gross of Potomac, Maryland, was arrested on December 5 last year and charged with espionage. Gross entered Cuba on a tourist visa but began working on projects designed to provide Internet technology services for Cuban Jewish communities. Gross worked for Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) of Bethesda, Maryland, a State Department contractor that specializes in bringing high-technology services to “civil society organizations.” Gross is reportedly a satellite technology expert....

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Castro’s secret archives: US Special Ops prepares to snatch five decades of damaging material

By Wayne Madsen

Online Journal Contributing Writer

March 29, 2010

WMR has learned from knowledgeable sources in the Pentagon that the U.S. Special Operations Command has recently been tasked to come up with a covert operation designed to snatch the secret archives complied over five decades by former Cuban President Fidel Castro.

Our sources report that among Castro’s archives are documents proving the collaboration of top U.S. Mafia figures, including Mafia financial boss Meyer Lansky, with the CIA in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. Castro apparently kept track of many of those involved in the assassination of Kennedy because they were also actively involved in anti-Castro plots associated with right-wing Cuban exiles that were organized out of Miami, New Orleans, Houston, and Dallas, cities where the Mafia was extremely active.

WMR has learned that Castro’s extensive archives have been secured in a well-protected facility on the Isle of Youth (formerly the Isle of Pines) off the southwest coast of Cuba.

In addition to documents that point to the mob’s and CIA’s involvement in the Kennedy assassination, including the roles played by the Canadian Bronfman family and their wealthy attorney, the CIA-connected Louis Bloomfield of Montreal, the Castro archives reportedly contain a wealth of information about Cuban support for Angola’s government and liberation movements in Africa and Latin America. The archives also have details about the role of the CIA in the Angolan civil war and the coups that toppled Chilean President Salvador Allende and other leaders, as well as Henry Kissinger’s infamous Operation Condor that “disappeared” thousands of leftist, student, and labor leaders in Latin America.

The plans by the U.S. Special Operations Command to surreptitiously land on the Isle of Youth and secure the Castro archives may have something to do with the recent arrest of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contractor as he was boarding a plane in Havana. Alan Phillip Gross of Potomac, Maryland, was arrested on December 5 last year and charged with espionage. Gross entered Cuba on a tourist visa but began working on projects designed to provide Internet technology services for Cuban Jewish communities. Gross worked for Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) of Bethesda, Maryland, a State Department contractor that specializes in bringing high-technology services to “civil society organizations.” Gross is reportedly a satellite technology expert....

Full article: http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_5738.shtml

Thank you for that. I am always a bit suspicious when the leaks suggest a mob connection with the assassination.

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nice of them to let the Cubans know.

But they have brought attention to bear on something.

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Thank you for that. I am always a bit suspicious when the leaks suggest a mob connection with the assassination.

Given Jack Ruby's extensive mob ties, why would you be suspicious of a mob connection

to the assassination?

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Castro’s secret archives: US Special Ops prepares to snatch five decades of damaging material

By Wayne Madsen

Online Journal Contributing Writer

March 29, 2010

WMR has learned from knowledgeable sources in the Pentagon that the U.S. Special Operations Command has recently been tasked to come up with a covert operation designed to snatch the secret archives complied over five decades by former Cuban President Fidel Castro.

Our sources report that among Castro’s archives are documents proving the collaboration of top U.S. Mafia figures, including Mafia financial boss Meyer Lansky, with the CIA in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. Castro apparently kept track of many of those involved in the assassination of Kennedy because they were also actively involved in anti-Castro plots associated with right-wing Cuban exiles that were organized out of Miami, New Orleans, Houston, and Dallas, cities where the Mafia was extremely active.

WMR has learned that Castro’s extensive archives have been secured in a well-protected facility on the Isle of Youth (formerly the Isle of Pines) off the southwest coast of Cuba.

In addition to documents that point to the mob’s and CIA’s involvement in the Kennedy assassination, including the roles played by the Canadian Bronfman family and their wealthy attorney, the CIA-connected Louis Bloomfield of Montreal, the Castro archives reportedly contain a wealth of information about Cuban support for Angola’s government and liberation movements in Africa and Latin America. The archives also have details about the role of the CIA in the Angolan civil war and the coups that toppled Chilean President Salvador Allende and other leaders, as well as Henry Kissinger’s infamous Operation Condor that “disappeared” thousands of leftist, student, and labor leaders in Latin America.

The plans by the U.S. Special Operations Command to surreptitiously land on the Isle of Youth and secure the Castro archives may have something to do with the recent arrest of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contractor as he was boarding a plane in Havana. Alan Phillip Gross of Potomac, Maryland, was arrested on December 5 last year and charged with espionage. Gross entered Cuba on a tourist visa but began working on projects designed to provide Internet technology services for Cuban Jewish communities. Gross worked for Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) of Bethesda, Maryland, a State Department contractor that specializes in bringing high-technology services to “civil society organizations.” Gross is reportedly a satellite technology expert....

Full article: http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_5738.shtml

Thank you for that. I am always a bit suspicious when the leaks suggest a mob connection with the assassination.

Or if (pardon) snakes like Wayne Madsen are the source. The article is interesting however, definitely could be more than meets the eye here.

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Castro's secret archives: US Special Ops prepares to snatch five decades of damaging material

By Wayne Madsen

Online Journal Contributing Writer

March 29, 2010

WMR has learned from knowledgeable sources in the Pentagon that the U.S. Special Operations Command has recently been tasked to come up with a covert operation designed to snatch the secret archives complied over five decades by former Cuban President Fidel Castro.

Our sources report that among Castro's archives are documents proving the collaboration of top U.S. Mafia figures, including Mafia financial boss Meyer Lansky, with the CIA in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. Castro apparently kept track of many of those involved in the assassination of Kennedy because they were also actively involved in anti-Castro plots associated with right-wing Cuban exiles that were organized out of Miami, New Orleans, Houston, and Dallas, cities where the Mafia was extremely active.

WMR has learned that Castro's extensive archives have been secured in a well-protected facility on the Isle of Youth (formerly the Isle of Pines) off the southwest coast of Cuba.

In addition to documents that point to the mob's and CIA's involvement in the Kennedy assassination, including the roles played by the Canadian Bronfman family and their wealthy attorney, the CIA-connected Louis Bloomfield of Montreal, the Castro archives reportedly contain a wealth of information about Cuban support for Angola's government and liberation movements in Africa and Latin America. The archives also have details about the role of the CIA in the Angolan civil war and the coups that toppled Chilean President Salvador Allende and other leaders, as well as Henry Kissinger's infamous Operation Condor that "disappeared" thousands of leftist, student, and labor leaders in Latin America.

The plans by the U.S. Special Operations Command to surreptitiously land on the Isle of Youth and secure the Castro archives may have something to do with the recent arrest of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contractor as he was boarding a plane in Havana. Alan Phillip Gross of Potomac, Maryland, was arrested on December 5 last year and charged with espionage. Gross entered Cuba on a tourist visa but began working on projects designed to provide Internet technology services for Cuban Jewish communities. Gross worked for Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) of Bethesda, Maryland, a State Department contractor that specializes in bringing high-technology services to "civil society organizations." Gross is reportedly a satellite technology expert....

Full article: http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_5738.shtml

Thank you for that. I am always a bit suspicious when the leaks suggest a mob connection with the assassination.

Or if (pardon) snakes like Wayne Madsen are the source. The article is interesting however, definitely could be more than meets the eye here.

Hi BAC,

I met Wayne Madsen during the 9/11 Commission hearings and shared a few lunches with him. I found him to be a former Navy/NSA vet who seemed to know a lot and had a good head on his shoulders.

Is he a snake because he's a Navy/NSA vet or something he wrote that doesn't met the eye?

Certainly all of the evidence that indicates Castro and Cuba were behind the assassination, including those records released/leaked by the NSA are disinformation, and the idea the mob killed JFK is part of the continuing cover-story.

I think an elete team of patriotic commandos should be tasked with covert mission to snatch the NSA records related to the JFK Assassination and Cuba and release them to the public, like they did with FBI's COINTELPRO docs.

BK

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It's too late William. You're joking, right? You must be, otherwise that implies insurrection for success. If not joking I hope it doesn't come to that.

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B) The FBI had Gene and his brother, Genovese family chief Jerry Catena under electronic and visual surveillance. In 1967, the FBI recorded the vehicle license plates of Louis D'Almeida and the Sobols at the wedding of Gene Catena's daughter. More info on the Catenas in the two maryferrell links above the image of the second page of a large, June 1969 NY Times article.

http://books.google.com/books?id=vXUFAAAAIAAJ&q=nostra+%22Louis+D%27Almeida+%22&dq=nostra+%22Louis+D%27Almeida+%22&hl=en&ei=LISiToONKIO2twef5rCKBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce - 1972 - Snippet view

T. (wife of President of North American Chemical — smie address as that of Louis D'Almeida) May 1960 — Jerry Catena in company of ... Eugene Catena is the brother of Gerrado Catena, both of whom are considered members of La Cosa Nostra. .

D'Almeida was a V.P. at Dr. Saul O. and Nathan Sobol's North American Chemical company since 1961. D'Almeida was the stepson of Paul Felix Warburg from age 14. when his mother, the former wife of William R. Tapper, a coal co. executive from Chicago, married Warburg.

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=18008&pid=236771&st=0entry236771

and http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=14879&view=findpost&p=236772

D'Almeida's sister married FDR, Jr. about a month before D'Almeida was indicted in the shooting death of Gerald Gerardo. D'Almeida had a close relationship through his Warburg family with brothers Carl and John L. Loeb. Loeb's daughter Ann married Edgar Bronfman, Sr. in 1953.

Dr. Saul O. Sobol, an M.D., was chairman of a Short Hills, NJ bank and claimed to be only a figurehead Chairman (frontman) of North American Chemical Co.

Another Sobol brother, Daniel K. Sobol, an NBC Advert exec., founded the Chelsea National Bank in NYC in 1963, and was force out just before the bank lost $100,000 in a 1972 stock fraud scheme which included an arrest and guilty plea of a Chelsea Bank VP, Edward Craviolo from New Jersey who was likely hired by Daniel.

Nathan Sobol died recently in, of all places, Eugene, Oregon. His wife Betty's obit said she was a pediatrician an they relocated from NJ more than 25 years ago. I am wondering if they went into the witness protection program. I suspect Sobol was forced to submit to the Mafia and to hire D'Almeida, not necessarily in that order.

Detergent Maker's Relationship To Mafia Sales Agency...

- New York Times - Jun 26, 1969

The transcript records sworn testimony given to the commission last year by Nathan N. Sobol, president of the North American Chemical Corporation of .

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?mode=searchResult&absPageId=973209

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?mode=searchResult&absPageId=862531

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http://www.google.com/search?q=New+York+City+office+upon+Louis+D%27Almeida%2C+defendant%27s+New+York+resident+vice+president%2C&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aunofficial&tbm=bks&source=hp&q=squash+berstein+%22Louis+D%27Almeida+%22+&psj=1&oq=squash+berstein+%22Louis+D%27Almeida+%22+&aq=f&aqi=&aql=1&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=68520l81368l0l88924l15l14l0l1l0l1l630l2996l0.9.2.1.0.1l13l0&fp=1&biw=1320&bih=655&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&cad=b

Leonard Bernstein

books.google.comHumphrey Burton - 1994 - 594 pages - Snippet view

"More than I love myself," Bernstein replied. "Passionately?" "Every one I love, I love passionately." The friendship rejuvenated Bernstein. He even felt well enough to start playing squash again with his old friend Louis d'Almeida. ...

For a number of years, D'Almeida and Leonard Bernstein lived in an apartment building called the Osborne, at 205 West 57th St.:

EXECUTIVE INDICTED IN GARAGE SLAYING

- New York Times - Jan 1, 1970

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http://www.nytimes.com/1999/06/16/business/morgan-whistle-blower-had-played-role-before.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

Morgan 'Whistle Blower' Had Played Role Before

By JOSEPH KAHN

Published: June 16, 1999

A self-styled whistle-blower whose dealings with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Company put them both under criminal investigation has had a previous tussle with corporate America.

Charles Joseph Luethke, the whistle-blower, conducted an extended letter-writing campaign three years ago to put pressure on Edgar Bronfman Jr., chief executive of the Seagram Company, and other sponsors of the Bronx Gauchos amateur basketball club. He called on the corporate backers to exclude Lou d'Almeida, the club's founder, from an active role in managing the Gauchos, a well-known amateur club that has produced several National Basketball Association stars.

Amid a swirl of charges that never led to any indictments, Mr. d'Almeida stepped down from his executive role in the Bronx-based basketball club two years ago. Friends cited Mr. Luethke's allegations and the dispute that ensued as a big reason for Mr. d'Almeida's decision to relinquish his day-to-day duties.....

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Thank you for that. I am always a bit suspicious when the leaks suggest a mob connection with the assassination.

John,

The article that Mike Hogan posted says:

"In addition to documents that point to the mob's and the CIA's involvement in the Kennedy assassination,..." (emphasis added)

BTW, I agree with Cliff-- what's so implausible about the mob's being involved in the assassination, given Jack Ruby's many mob connections?

--Odd Tommy

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Thank you for that. I am always a bit suspicious when the leaks suggest a mob connection with the assassination.

John,

The article that Mike Hogan posted says:

"In addition to documents that point to the mob's and the CIA's involvement in the Kennedy assassination,..." (emphasis added)

BTW, I agree with Cliff-- what's so implausible about the mob's being involved in the assassination, given Jack Ruby's many mob connections?

--Odd Tommy

I agree with John. They may have been involved in compartmentalized "house keeping" activities--i.e., offing the patsy. But, they were in no way central to the plot nor operationally involved in its execution. The killing of Oswald was part of the initial "clean up" required in order to keep the truth moribund. In my opinion, that is as far as it went because the mob was incapable of pulling off the killing of a President. So were the anti-Castro Cubans. They are both red herrings with little or nothing to do with the big picture.

What do they have in common? Machismo. The Latino underworld culture, be it Italian mobster or Hispanic, does not rest easy with an image of impotence. Castro emasculated the Cuban exiles and the Kennedy brothers emasculated the mob. Both (the mob and the Cubans) had a reputation to resurrect. Neither has ever denied complicity. However, those who are in a much more plausible position to have been involved, like the CIA, FBI, and/or the military, deny it with enthusiasm. Why?

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Thank you for that. I am always a bit suspicious when the leaks suggest a mob connection with the assassination.

John,

The article that Mike Hogan posted says:

"In addition to documents that point to the mob's and the CIA's involvement in the Kennedy assassination,..." (emphasis added)

BTW, I agree with Cliff-- what's so implausible about the mob's being involved in the assassination, given Jack Ruby's many mob connections?

--Odd Tommy

I agree with John. They may have been involved in compartmentalized "house keeping" activities--i.e., offing the patsy. But, they were in no way central to the plot nor operationally involved in its execution. The killing of Oswald was part of the initial "clean up" required in order to keep the truth moribund. In my opinion, that is as far as it went because the mob was incapable of pulling off the killing of a President. So were the anti-Castro Cubans. They are both red herrings with little or nothing to do with the big picture.

What do they have in common? Machismo. The Latino underworld culture, be it Italian mobster or Hispanic, does not rest easy with an image of impotence. Castro emasculated the Cuban exiles and the Kennedy brothers emasculated the mob. Both (the mob and the Cubans) had a reputation to resurrect. Neither has ever denied complicity. However, those who are in a much more plausible position to have been involved, like the CIA, FBI, and/or the military, deny it with enthusiasm. Why?

I view the assassination plot as pan-organizational. The plotters were unified by a common goal, not common affiliations.

The Mob didn't kill Kennedy -- although I think it's obvious that mobsters were involved.

The CIA didn't kill Kennedy -- although I'm sure CIA personnel were involved.

The John Birch Society didn't kill Kennedy -- although I'd speculate that rabid right-wingers were involved.

The Texas oil industry didn't kill Kennedy -- although I'm pretty sure oilmen such as the Murchisons and Hunts were involved.

The Eastern banking elites didn't kill Kennedy -- although I highly suspect blue-bloods like W. Averell Harriman and GHW Bush were involved.

My studies up to this point have lead me to conclude that the plotters had a wide variety of backgrounds but one common goal -- the establishment of a SE Asia-to-Havana heroin pipeline and, ultimately, control of the world's narcotics supply and distribution.

For eugenicist blue-bloods like Harriman it wasn't just about the piles of untraceable money generated by the heroin trade, it was as much about flooding minority neighborhoods with cheap heroin as a method of population control, a "Holocaust by another means."

When the patsy Oswald was captured alive Harriman pulled the plug on the Castro-did-it scenario and ordered his minion McGeorge Bundy to notify LBJ that the lone assassin had been captured, no conspiracy. That SE Asian heroin would have to find routes into American veins other than thru Havana.

That's my take on the macro of it, fwiw.

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Thank you for that. I am always a bit suspicious when the leaks suggest a mob connection with the assassination.

John,

The article that Mike Hogan posted says:

"In addition to documents that point to the mob's and the CIA's involvement in the Kennedy assassination,..." (emphasis added)

BTW, I agree with Cliff-- what's so implausible about the mob's being involved in the assassination, given Jack Ruby's many mob connections?

--Odd Tommy

I agree with John. They may have been involved in compartmentalized "house keeping" activities--i.e., offing the patsy. But, they were in no way central to the plot nor operationally involved in its execution. The killing of Oswald was part of the initial "clean up" required in order to keep the truth moribund. In my opinion, that is as far as it went because the mob was incapable of pulling off the killing of a President. So were the anti-Castro Cubans. They are both red herrings with little or nothing to do with the big picture.

What do they have in common? Machismo. The Latino underworld culture, be it Italian mobster or Hispanic, does not rest easy with an image of impotence. Castro emasculated the Cuban exiles and the Kennedy brothers emasculated the mob. Both (the mob and the Cubans) had a reputation to resurrect. Neither has ever denied complicity. However, those who are in a much more plausible position to have been involved, like the CIA, FBI, and/or the military, deny it with enthusiasm. Why?

I view the assassination plot as pan-organizational. The plotters were unified by a common goal, not common affiliations.

The Mob didn't kill Kennedy -- although I think it's obvious that mobsters were involved.

The CIA didn't kill Kennedy -- although I'm sure CIA personnel were involved.

The John Birch Society didn't kill Kennedy -- although I'd speculate that rabid right-wingers were involved.

The Texas oil industry didn't kill Kennedy -- although I'm pretty sure oilmen such as the Murchisons and Hunts were involved.

The Eastern banking elites didn't kill Kennedy -- although I highly suspect blue-bloods like W. Averell Harriman and GHW Bush were involved.

My studies up to this point have lead me to conclude that the plotters had a wide variety of backgrounds but one common goal -- the establishment of a SE Asia-to-Havana heroin pipeline and, ultimately, control of the world's narcotics supply and distribution.

For eugenicist blue-bloods like Harriman it wasn't just about the piles of untraceable money generated by the heroin trade, it was as much about flooding minority neighborhoods with cheap heroin as a method of population control, a "Holocaust by another means."

When the patsy Oswald was captured alive Harriman pulled the plug on the Castro-did-it scenario and ordered his minion McGeorge Bundy to notify LBJ that the lone assassin had been captured, no conspiracy. That SE Asian heroin would have to find routes into American veins other than thru Havana.

That's my take on the macro of it, fwiw.

Lots of (well thought out, IMO) speculation there, Cliff. I agree that there were elements from various groups who had converging interests in the assassination of JFK. Your comments about the drug routes is interesting and I think there is ample evidence to support that possibility. Indeed, various SE Asian countries, the names of which we all became familiar during the 60's and 70's (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand) each had a deep heroin industry looking to expand west. The "Harrimans" of the world needed only to tap into such a lucrative existing business, create a network over which they could gain absolute control by recruiting key elements of both the CIA and the military in the name of anti-Communist patriotism, and "seal the deal in blood" spilled in Dallas, Vietnam, and eventually, in Los Angeles (RFK).

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Interesting that the thread was brought back to life the other day because I found the first two posts contained names and ties in common with the info in my post, but none of the posts subsequent to mine seem to relate to the details....the names, ties in common.

The CIA employed people who found the 1967 article in Life as interesting as I did. I had not seen it before I put together and posted my other post here. It is much easier to read at the link to the Life article.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?mode=searchResult&absPageId=1149433

OFFICE OF SECURITY-TILE ON CAIN, RICHARD S pg 16

Found in: HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 40

marketing procedures, the offi cial said "Marketing of what asked Catena "Detergent. Ah detergent! As of that mo ment the A dt P's terror ended Catena appeared briefly before the grand jury

RIF#: 1993.08.02.10:13:58:340060 (0/0/0) CIA#: 80T01357A

http://books.google.com/books?id=T1YEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA104&dq=gerrardo+catena&hl=en&ei=W06kToOyKMKXtwfD1u2dBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

Sept. 8, 1967 Life Magazine, page 104

June 1964 Gene Catena instructs Joseph Pecora that he does not want North American Chemical to have to pay higher union scale wages.:

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?mode=searchResult&absPageId=841952

My observations are that at the least, former SDNY U.S. Attorney (not an assistant in that important post in 1940, but THE U.S. Attorney) was described in the Oct., 1971 congressional committee testimony of Nathan X Sobol of North American Chemical, as offering advice while he was a board member and attorney for A & P to Sobol and D'Almeida, about how to protect themselves and the Catena brothers from being further incriminated in the investigation of the murders of two A & P store managers and the firebombings of a number of A & P stores.:

..............

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&tbo=1&q=Cahill+is+a+personal+friend+of+John+L.+Loeb&btnG=

Effects of organized criminal activity on interstate and foreign ...: Part 1

books.google.comUnited States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce - 1972

....establish the pattern of the evidence that other witnesses are going to follow after you. I say we do appreciate the cooperation of you and your lawyer in answering all these, and it may be that when we get through with this and analyze this, we may have to call you back but we will let you know in due time so that it would be necessary to answer some further questions probably.

Mr. Sobol. All right.

The Chairman. Senator Hartke, do you have anything.

Senator Hartke. No, thank you, Mr. Chairman.

The Chairman. I don't believe we have anything else.

Mr. Gray. Mr. Sobol, did you, on July 30, 1965, send a telegram to the A. & P. Co. stating that: "North American Chemical Corp. hereby withdraws its bid and offer to sell detergents to the A. & P. Tea Co., kindly return all documents, papers, and samples heretofore submitted. Nathan S. Sobol, President." Did you send that telegram ?

Mr. Sobol. Do you have a record that I sent that ?

Mr. Gray. I have a copy that I would like to submit.

Mr. Sobol. What is the date of that ?

Mr. Gray. July 30, 1965.

The Chairman. Where is it from, Paterson, NJ ?

Mr. Gray. To Thomas Dempsey.

Mr. Sobol. I think we were advised to do that.

Mr. Gray. Why ? You were advised by whom ?

Mr. Sobol. I think John T. Cahill told us to withdraw the product.

Mr. Gray. Mr. Cahill advised you ?

Mr. Sobol. Yes, sir.

Mr. Gray. Mr. Cahill was an attorney for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.?

Mr. Sobol. That is right.

Mr. Gray. Why was he advising you, was he also your attorney ?

Mr. Sobol. Mr. Cahill is a personal friend of John L. Loeb and if I remember correctly, that when we saw Mr. Cahill, I think it was his advice to just withdraw and I think he told Mr. d'Almeida to let things 4 or 5 months or so, I just don't remember.

Mr. Gray. Whv did they advise him to do that ?

Mr. Sobol. This was in 1965 ?

Mr. Gray. Yes, why ? Did he say why he wanted you to do this?

Mr. Sobol. I just don't remember now. I don't remember what the details were on that.

Mr. Gray. Did this have anything to do with the fact that people at the A. & P. had — did you have a meeting with them at one point when they said something about North American being associated with organized crime?

Mr. Sobol. Yes.

Mr. Gray. And you became very angry about that ?

Mr. Sobol. I think this was after that. ....

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http://books.google.com/books?ei=LISiToONKIO2twef5rCKBQ&ct=result&id=vXUFAAAAIAAJ&dq=nostra+%22Louis+D%27Almeida+%22&q=john+t+cahill+chemical#search_anchor

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce

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http://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&tbo=1&q=bush+%24406%2C000+john+loeb&btnG=

First son: George W. Bush and the Bush family dynasty - Page 189

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Bush had easily raised $406000, with contributions coming from Scott Pierce of Rye, New York, George W.'s uncle and an ... chairman of I'ennzoil and the elder Bush's old business partner in Zapata; John Loeb, partner in the investment ....

Diplomats' Kin Usher at (Albert Bradley Carter, Jr. and) Barbara Pullman's Wedding Today

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... Thomas Devine of Midland, Tex., Andre Rhe- ault and Henry Cabot. of Bos- ton , and Charles Hubbard. Palmer Dixon of New York City will be best man.

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He was born July 1, 1928 in New York City, the son of W. Palmer Dixon and ... NBC before becoming a Partner at the Wall Street firm of Loeb, Rhoades & Co.

FINANCIER'S SON, 14, IS KILLED HUNTING

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The victim was Jonathan Dixon, son of W. Palmer Dixon of 550 Park Avenue, a partner in Carl M. Loeb, | Rhodes & Co., a Wall Street investment banking firm. ...

W. PALMER DIXON, STOCKBROKER, 66; Partner in Loeb, Rhoades,...

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W. Palmer Dixon, a partner in Loeb, Rhoades Co., investment bankers, and a former squash racquets and racquets champion, died Thursday of a heart ailment on ...

PARTNER CHANGES; NEW FIRMS FORMED; Several Admissions Are...

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With the admission to general partnership in Carl M. Loeb Co. of Everett Ware Cady, W. Palmer Dixon, James Averell Clark, Henry Parish 2d and A. Raymond

John L. Loeb, Jr. was an usher in the 1959 wedding of Peter T. Dixon.

W. Palmer Dixon was his brother's best man.:

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DIXON, PETER THORPE

Published: December 9, 2004

DIXON--Peter Thorpe, an investment banker, died on December 7, 2004, after a long illness. Born in NYC on March 3, 1930 to Palmer and Theodora Dixon, he graduated from St. Mark's School in 1947, Harvard Univ. in 1951, and Harvard Business School in 1953. While at Harvard he was President of the Fly Club. He served four years in the US Navy as a Lieutenant JG on a minesweeper before beginning his business career at Loeb, Rhoades & Co. as an analyst. After Loeb, Rhoades became part of Shearson Lehman Bros., Mr. Dixon continued there as a Sr. Vice President. In the 1990's he was a Sr. Exec. VP of Loeb Partners Corp. ....

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Jack Ruby committed a different crime than Oswald was accused of committing. At least from 1961 the Loeb sponsored Louis D'Almeida is an executive at Nort American Chemical, and soon one the most powerful Mafia team, the brothers Catena who control the Teamster's union in New Jersey and receive $150,000 per month in Las Vegas casino skimmed "revenue", join the Loebs in pushing A & P to sell NAC's detergent product.

Here is North American Chemical's chairman, brother of Nathan X Sobol.:

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INQUIRY ON CRIME TOLD OF BOMBINGS; 2 Policemen Link...

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Nathan Sobol's brother Dr. Saul Sobol, was chairman! of the board of directors of the ... the bank loaned $40000I to the Englewood Country Club.fl The club, .according to Inspec,! tor Willis, was "frequented by many, many known members of the crime families.

Witnesses Link Mafia To Suspects .

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... that Dr. Saul Sobol, chairman of the Chemical Corporation's board of directors, had arranged a loan to the Englewood NJ Country Club from a bank of ...

Firm, Mob Linked To Firebombings .‎ St. Petersburg Times

Devine, Bush, Ed Hooker, all met with DeMohrenschildt an were acquainted with him to varying degrees, Bush knew George Kitchel quite well, Devine was an usher in the wedding of CIA agent Carter, a man who considered Palmer Dixon to be his best friend. The Wall Street firm the Dixon brothers and their father were so closely aligned to, was founded and controlled by a family doing all it could in support of D'Almeida and his products which the Catena brothers will murdering and burning to promote sales of, and victim A & P's director/attorney was busy advising the mafia chemical company on how to hide the evidence of its contact with A & P. These persons of interest did not set about leaving a trail of bread crumbs for us to follow, but in studying them, isn't it best to be more thorough and less dismissive?

Why were these wealthy and powerful people taking these risks, and doing it so openly? How many coincidences happen before there are too many? The Catenas were at the top of the northeast LCN chain, why were Paul Warburg's stepson D'Almeida and the Loebs willing to get so close, so publicly? Did they have a choice? Cahill's behavior when exposed, seemed to defy explanation, but by then he was deceased for five years.

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Lou d'Almeida later involved with the New York Gauchos basketball team, and other activities.

"In New York, Gauchos founder Lou d'Almeida dropped out of the picture after he became the subject of a child-molestation probe in 1996; charges later were dropped. Around that time, it also was revealed that d'Almeida had pleaded guilty in 1971 to criminally negligent homicide in the shooting death of Gerald Gerardo, a 20-year-old diver and acquaintance of d'Almeida."

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Yeah, David. And no matter that D'Almeida at age 35 shot a 20 year old to death with an illegally carried hand gun and lied ridiculously to police, hired a former Asst. U.S. Attorney and Federal Judge to negotiate a five year probation in exchange for a negligent homicide guilty plea when ONLY discharging the illegal gun into ONLY an inanimate object and being arrested with it should have resulted in some jail time, no matter that he worked for a mobbed up company for eleven years, suspected of partnering with a top Genovese LCN capo to prevent potentially expensive union organizing and killing two A & P store managers and burning a number of stores to the ground in an effort to force A & P to sell D'Almeida's company's products, and with the long history of D'Almeida being in close proximity to boys and being accused of everything from shooting one to molesting others, what would be a good enough reason for A & P's counsel, Cahill to "side" with D'Almeida and his firm, Edgar Bronfman's ex-wife to mention her support for D'Almeida's youth "program" in her obit, for Bronfman's second wife to come out in support of same, and for Ann Bronfman's father, John L. Loeb, to host the wedding of D'Almeida's mother in his home, less than three years after the woman's son murdered someone, lied to police, and was reported in congressional committee testimony to be a longtime V.P. of a company investigated for partnering with the LCN in murder and arson?

Could it be that the affiliates of this group have always been shielded as "too big to fail?"

(I know, I know....if I am not careful to do a better job to keep it simple, I risk falling under a description similar to the one Linda posted of Judyth, in another thread. You can be high functioning...seem brilliant, and still not be able to fool all of the people, all of the time, hence, so much supporting documentation is included in my posts.)

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Federal and state investigations of possible financial connections between North American Chemicals and organized crime continue, but no connection has ever been established. "We were hoping all this was

dead and buried three or four years ago," d'Almeida says wistfully...

...Undaunted and harking back to his show business days, d'Almeida this week hired a Broadway press agent firm, Solters & Sabinson, who number among their clients David Merrick and Ringling Brothers ....Circus.

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Wedding Held for Mrs. Warburg

August 31, 1973,

The marriage of Mrs. Barbara Warburg of New York and Vineyard Haven, Mass., widow of Paul Felix Warburg, the financier and philanthropist, to Leonardo Mercati of East Hampton, L. I., and Athens, took place here today at the home of John L. Loeb, the investment banker, and Mrs. Loeb. Tile bride, tile former Barbara Tapper of Chicago, was the widow of Baron D' Almeida when she was married to Mr. Warburg in London in 1949.

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BRONFMAN, ANN L.

Published: April 10, 2011

In 2010, Mrs. (Ann Loeb) Bronfman was honored by the Teamwork Foundation for her many years of support.

The Bronx, NY based organization, which includes the world famous New York Gauchos basketball program, provides after-school and summer programs to inner city boys and girls....

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BASKETBALL; Big Step in Basketball Toward a Bigger Dream

By FILIP BONDY

Published: April 29, 1991

....Holloway's triumph yesterday took place in a well-lighted building on dreary Gerard Avenue. The gym was constructed four years ago by the Gauchos Foundation, the nonprofit organization that runs the

club. The foundation relies on financing from its founder, Lou d'Almeida, a real-estate investor who moved to the United States from Argentina in 1949 at age 15; from d'Almeida's extended family, and from private contributors like Manufacturers Hanover.....

...D'Almeida moves easily in this basketball Disneyland that he began creating 26 years ago, as a coach and T-shirt contributor, at the West Side Y. He broke off on his own, designing a symbol that "is something good."

"It's not a skull and bones," he said. "It's about pride and strength."

For years, critics of the program have probed for his motives, charged him with being a power broker.

D'Almeida says this is a shame.

"Sometimes, people aren't willing to accept that you just want to do some good for some kids," he said.

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All in a lifetime: a personal memoir

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"It's around $98 million," Mark said. "I suggest you bid $100 million and you're more likely to get it." We bid $100 million, we did get it, and Hess was very pleased. In addition to Mark (Millard), Palmer Dixon became an important part of my life. Palmer had a very distinguished war record, first on Lord Tedder's staff in North Africa and then as director of intelligence and assistant chief of staff to Major General Hoyt Vandenberg, commander of the Ninth Air Force in Europe. In April 1944, he was appointed senior US Air Intelligence officer of the Allied Expeditionary Forces and performed outstandingly. Palmer earned all sorts of decorations — the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the

Belgian Croix de Guerre with Palm. But the strain of sending out boys on bomber runs and never seeing them again took its toll. I was back in New York in the spring of '45 and there was a rumor that Palmer

had been invalided out of the service. One day, he called me at the office,"Palmer, where are you?" I said."Are you okay?"

And he said, "I'm at Joan's apartment."

Palmer was divorced from his first wife before the war and had

married Joan Deery, an attractive Australian girl whose previous husband was Billy Wetmore. "What can I do for you? I'd love to see you," I said. And he said, "I can't move." So I said, "I'll be right up."

I went to their apartment on Madison Avenue in the sixties and there was Palmer in full uniform seemingly lying in pain. I was reminded of victims of shell shock and stress, examples of which I had seen on a tour of the Pentagon. I called Dr. AA Berg and, after describing Palmer's problem, said, "How can I help my friend?" Dr. Berg recommended Dr. Louis Hausman, a psychiatrist. Palmer wouldn't move by himself so I made an appointment for him and went with him. Palmer continued to go to Dr. Hausman for

the rest of his life. I cared a lot about Palmer and, at his request, was willing to take the responsibility of being his sole executor. Jonathan Dixon was born right after the war and so was our youngest daughter, Debby. Palmer used to say, "Wouldn't it be wonderful if Jonathan and Debby married."

The Dixons had a house in St. James on the North Shore of Long Island. When Jonathan was barely a teenager, he went out hunting birds with the caretaker's son, who accidentally shot and killed him. Palmer never got over it.

REESTABLISHING CONTACTS IN EUROPE JOHN: In the fall of 1947, Peter and I

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Hank Greenberg, Ex-AIG Chief, Said to Face SEC Suit...

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He joined AIG in 1960, and by 1962, AIG founder Cornelius Starr had chosen him to take charge of one of the firm's acquisitions, American Home Assurance Co. ....

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October 27, 2009

Ex-A.I.G. Chief Is Back, Luring Talent From Rescued Firm

By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH

Maurice R. Greenberg, who built the American International Group into an insurance behemoth with an impenetrable maze of on- and offshore companies, is at it again.

Even as he has been lambasting the government for its handling of A.I.G. after its near collapse, Mr. Greenberg has been quietly building up a family of insurance companies that could compete with A.I.G.

To fill the ranks of his venture, C.V. Starr & Company, he has been hiring some people he once employed.

Now, Mr. Greenberg may have received some unintended assistance from the United States Treasury. Just last week, the Treasury severely limited pay at A.I.G. and other companies that were bailed out by taxpayers. That may hasten the exodus of A.I.G.’s talent, sending more refugees into Mr. Greenberg’s arms, since C. V. Starr is free to pay whatever it wants.

“Basically, he’s just starting ‘A.I.G. Two’ and raiding people out of ‘A.I.G. One,’ ” said Douglas A. Love, an insurance executive who has also hired A.I.G. talent for his company, Investors Guaranty Fund of Pembroke, Bermuda.

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Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America - Page 220

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One Venona message from 1943 lists six Soviet agents working in the OSS and the OWL The message was only partially decrypted, but five of the Soviet sources can be identified: Maurice Halperin, Duncan Lee, Franz Neumann, Bella Joseph, and Julius Joseph, all of whom worked with Elizabeth Bentley....

Duncan Lee informed Moscow of the impending D-Day invasion in 1944, and of the operations in China and Japan. Decoded Soviet intelligence cables showed Lee reporting on British .....American diplomatic strategy for negotiating with Stalin over the fate of postwar Poland, American diplomatic activities in Turkey and Romania, and OSS operations in China and France. Venona confirms Bentley's comment about Lee's caution.

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His wife discovered that he was having an affair with another Communist courier, Mary Price. He feared Donovan had begun to suspect him. He distrusted Elizabeth Bentley. Another NKVD contact, code- named X,

reported, after dealing with

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Fallen Giant: The Amazing Story of Hank Greenberg and the History ... - Page 98

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The white-shoe image got some added reinforcement when Youngman and Starr recruited Gordon B. Tweedy, a product of Yale University and Yale Law School who, like Youngman, had a China connection.

He had worked for the China National Aviation Corporation in Calcutta during the latter part of World War II while also serving as an OSS operative under Youngman. He was married to Mary Tweedy, a respected correspondent for Life magazine. The Tweedys had one adventure that took on legendary proportions.

Early in 1945, while Mary was in a state of advanced pregnancy, she and Gordon took a flight from Delhi in a US military aircraft headed for Kashmir.

Halfway there the pilot got lost and they all had to bail out. They were rescued and finally made it back to Calcutta.

General Hackett pinned a gemmed caterpillar on the diapers of the girl (Clare) subsequently born to the Tweedys and she became a member of the Caterpillar Club (a club formed in the 1920s whose requirement

for membership was that you had jumped out of a disabled plane). Starr loved this story. It probably reaffirmed his belief that his firm clearly had arrived if it could attract a personage with Gordon Tweedy 's credentials.

Youngman worked for the OSS during the war and had a number of operatives working for him, including Gordon Tweedy. So it is not clear who attracted Tweedy — Youngman or Starr.

So it is not clear who attracted Tweedy — Youngman or Starr. In a company like Starr's, he would not have come aboard without Starr's approval.

But since Tweedy had worked for Youngman, he would have been the deciding factor, even though Starr had met Tweedy in China. Tweedy was to serve as a counsel in the company but was basically reporting to Youngman. In any case, with the addition of two men of the stature of Youngman

and Tweedy (and a wife as formidable as Mary Tweedy), CV Starr & Co. was a firm to be taken seriously.

Youngman and Tweedy were at the front of a line of American International executives involved with intelligence agencies.

It started with Starr, who, as reported previously, worked with “Wild Bill” Donovan, head of the OSS, during the war. A number of Starr's employees served as agents.

In the case of Youngman, basically he had a string of six or seven operatives like Tweedy. A controversial employee was Duncan Lee, a friend of Youngman's, who was not one of his operatives during the war. While working at CV Starr, he had to be smuggled to Bermuda by Youngman because he was targeted by Senator Joe McCarthy in his Communist witch-hunting. Lee, a descendant of General Robert E. Lee and a Rhodes scholar, was born to missionary parents in Nanking, China. He graduated from Yale and

returned to Yale Law School after Oxford. He joined the law firm of Donovan and Leisure, and followed World War I hero “Wild Bill” Donovan (holder of a Medal of Honor) to Washington. He was fingered in the

book The Haunted Wood as being a Soviet spy. In the early summer of 1942 Lee was appointed confidential assistant to Donovan, chief of the OSS. Lee was employed by the OSS from 1942 to 1946. A decryption

from June 1943 lists six Soviet agents working in the OSS. One of the Soviet sources was identified as Duncan Lee. Lee allegedly supplied the Soviet Union with a list of OSS employees suspected of being

Communists or Communist sympathizers, and informed Moscow of the impending D-Day invasion in 1944 and operations in China and Japan. Decoded Soviet intelligence cables show Lee reporting on British and

American diplomatic strategy for negotiating with Stalin over postwar Poland, American diplomatic activities in Turkey and Romania, and OSS operations in China and France. Elizabeth Bentley, aVassar

graduate descended from Mayflower pas- sengers, testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee that Duncan Lee and others such as Alger Hiss were Soviet spies.But Lee was never prosecuted.

Later, he privately admitted that he and his wife had joined the Communist Party while they were students at Yale. In 1944 his wife discovered he was having an affair with another Communist courier,

Mary Price. He subsequently remarried and moved to Bermuda but fervently denied that he had ever done anything in the least revolutionary. When former White House counsel, was interviewed for a biographical oral history project, he described Lee as a McCarthy victim who was quite visible and very interested in China. Cutler's interviewer said he was a Soviet spy.

In any case,Youngman was totally supportive of Lee and backed him throughout the ordeal, as did Starr. He later returned to New York and finished a successful career at the company.

All told,Youngman brought at least four of his former OSS operatives into the Starr companies, including Betancourt, Weinbrenner, and Tweedy.

While this meant there were lots of executives with loyalties to Youngman, this was not a threat to Starr, although it may have been to other ambitious executives.

All these former OSS operatives prospered at American International, which, again, was commensurate with Starr's notion that you did not need to know insurance to do well in his company. Later, Greenberg

would perform a similar service, ....

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CHARTER OF AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK

Sec. 8. The names and post-office residence addresses of the directors who

shall serve until the first annual meeting of such corporation are as follows:

Name Post-Office Residence Address

---- -----------------------------

John Ahlers 160 Cabrini Blvd., New York 33, N.Y.

Paul M. Anderson 1158 Fifth Avenue, New York 29, N.Y.

Gerarld F. Beal 1 Beekman Place, New York 22, N.Y.

Creighton P. Cunningham 7 Fairview Terrace, Maplewood, N.J.

W. Palmer Dixon 550 Park Avenue, New York 21, N.Y.

Maurice R. Greenberg 1001 Park Avenue, New York 28, N.Y.

Francis F. Randolph 129 East 69th Street, New York 21, N.Y.

Ralph T. Reed 435 East 52nd Street, New York 22, N.Y.

Jack J. Reynolds 1158 Fifth Avenue, New York 29, N.Y.

Cornelius V. Starr 930 Fifth Avenue, New York 21, N.Y.

Gordon B. Tweedy 520 East 86th Street, New York 28, N.Y.

John S. Woodbridge Scott's Cove, Darien, Conn.

William S. Youngman 778 Park Avenue, New York 21, N.Y.

....On this 5th day of March, 1962, before me personally came the

following-named individuals, to me known, who being by me duly sworn did each

acknowledge to me that he resides at the address shown after his respective

name:

Name Post-Office Residence Address

Gordon B. Tweedy 520 East 86th Street, New York 28, N.Y.

Jack J. Reynolds 1158 Fifth Avenue, New York 29, N.Y.

Frank G. Sterritte 28 Fairview Avenue, East Williston, N.Y.

John Ahlers 160 Cabrini Blvd., New York 33, N.Y.

Augustus K. Karg 43 Noe Avenue, Madison, N.J.

Kenyon D. Ettinger 137 Asharoken Avenue, Northport, N.Y.

Arthur F. Searing 200 East 57th Street, New York, 22, N.Y.

Creighton P. Cunningham 7 Fairview Terrace, Maplewood, N.J.

Robert L. White 20 Stone Fence Road, Allendale, N.J.

Richard A. McCarthy 86 Princeton Street, Garden City, N.Y.

Robert A. McCorkle 200 East 71st Street, New York 21, N.Y.

Arthur O. King 1 Washington Sq. Village, New York 12, N.Y.

William S. Youngman 778 Park Avenue, New York 21, N.Y.

and that he is a proposed incorporator of AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL LIFE

ASSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK

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By: Cynthia Kouril Monday May 25, 2009 6:35 pm

Reuters reported that Hank Greenberg has entered into agreements to sell all of his shares in AIG to another entity he controls, Starr International Company.

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Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, the former head of American International Group, Inc. (AIG.N), which was rescued by a federal bailout, has agreed to sell his nearly 12.9 million shares of AIG to Starr International, according to an agreement filed on Friday.

Greenberg has also entered into agreement to sell shares of AIG owned by other entities that he controls, all to Starr International.

In addition, the agreement calls for Starr to purchase the Greenberg Foundation’s 989,308 shares, the Greenberg Joint Tenancy Co.’s 25.3 million shares, and the Universal Foundation’s 2.1 million shares under the same terms. Greenberg controls all of the selling entities.

Starr is also buying 10.5 million shares from an entity called C.V. Starr and another 8.58 million shares from C.V. Starr and Trust, Inc., two other units led by Greenberg, according to the filing.

Starr, a company owned and named after the founder of AIG, Cornelias Van Der Starr, was already the largest single shareholder in AIG until the federal bailout of AIG gave 80% control to the government.

Starr International controls 205.8 million AIG shares.

Before the U.S. government’s $150 billion bailout in September, Starr International was AIG’s largest shareholder. In exchange for the bailout, taxpayers received a nearly 80 percent stake in the company.

Some background about Starr International and AIG:

You should begin by reading this 2005 article in the Wall Street Journal, it depicts a scene that appears to come straight from the pages of an Edith Wharton novel.

http://www.rmi.gsu.edu/rmi/faculty/klein/RMI_3500/Readings/Other/AIG_ExclusiveClub.htm

In an annual ritual, an elite group of executives and retirees of insurance behemoth American International Group, Inc. files into a giant boardroom here, some traveling from as far away as Japan or Europe. They each pick up an envelope with their name on the front and a single sheet of paper inside.

It’s a two-line entry: how many preferred shares the recipient got that year in a private partnership called C.V. Starr & Co. that invests money for favored AIG executives — and how much their previous stake’s value climbed in the year. The chairman of C.V. Starr, Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg, usually gives a quick update of the business, an insurance agency launched decades ago by AIG’s founder, Cornelius Vander Starr.

Hardly anyone asks a question, say several people who have attended the meetings. Those who do are chastised. The meeting may last as little as 20 minutes before breaking for dinner, but attendees wouldn’t miss it for anything. C.V. Starr owns $2.5 billion of AIG stock, and its profits are meant to be shared by the people in the room, whose numbers have swelled to about 80 from a handful a half century ago.

"It is the ultimate accolade," says Mr. Greenberg. In an interview Friday, his first public remarks since his 37-year reign as head of AIG abruptly ended, he says membership "makes people feel that they are part of a club."

Starr International was created out the holdings of Mr. Vander Starr:

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2005/12/16/63090.htm

Spitzer said Greenberg was an executor of the estate of his mentor, Cornelius Vander Starr, who created a worldwide network of insurance companies, including AIG, in the early 1900s. Starr died Dec. 20, 1968 and Greenberg was one of the executors of the estate, according to Spitzer’s letter.

In 1969 and 1970, the estate sold Starr’s shares in American International Underwriters Far East Inc., C.V. Starr & Co., Inc., and Starr International Co. The shares were purchased by C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. and Starr International Co., which were owned and controlled by Greenberg and other close associates of Starr, according to the letter.

Starr international is the holding company of the assets of the Starr Trust:

http://www.finfacts.com/irelandbusinessnews/publish/article_10008364.shtml

In 2004, Starr International (SICO), a private Panamanian company, which has assets worth more than $20 billion, and Starr International Charitable Trust, moved their headquarters to Dublin from Bermuda.

Starr International Charitable Trust of Dublin is the ultimate beneficiary of SICO should the latter ever be dissolved. The structure is similar to the Irish Times where a standard limited company runs the operations while it is ultimately controlled by a charitable trust.

SICO is controlled by the eighty-one-year-old Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and he is also chairman of the charity.

Greenberg, who was ousted as chairman of the world’s largest insurer AIG following an investigation by the outgoing New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer into transactions with Berkshire Hathaway’s General Re, does not own SICO’s stock but he continues to wield influence because the company holds shares in AIG worth more than $20 billion.

So, let me tie this all together for you. The shares once held by AIG founder Cornelius Vander Starr were purchased by Starr International and related companies (SICO). SICO is the holding company for the assets held in trust by the Starr Trust and C.V. Starr and Trust, Inc. If you get picked to be a beneficiary of the Starr Trust, you have a retirement payout worth millions or billions. Not only that, but who becomes a beneficiary, and the amount by which one benefits, seems to be somewhat arbitrary. That allows those who control SICO and the Trust a lot of discretion to move money around.

So, while the press and the President were howling about bonus payments worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, or maybe millions, the members of the club, that group of "insider" insiders beholden to the Starr trusts, were on the receiving end of many millions, and maybe billions.

I wonder if they had a good laugh.

Now, Greenberg is moving to consolidate all the AIG shares he controls into a single vehicle, Starr International Co. Is he preparing for a bankruptcy play? Some sort of proxy fight? Is he using the assets of Starr International to cash out at a supported price? The deal guarantees him the greater of $1.25 per share price or the closing price on the day immediately prior to the day of the sale.

One thing is for sure, nobody moves this many shares and this much money around just for the heck of it.

When the new "Pecora Commission" is established, I would expect to see a fair amount of testimony and investigation related to this, as well as other AIG transactions. There is a mystery unfolding here.

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