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 During that month, Banister incorporated his front organization - the "Friends of Democratic Cuba" (FDC): DDP Richard Bissell to FBI liaison Sam Papich, 3/30/61, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 14 / NARA Record Number: 1993.07.14.15:41:50:460270. Also see redacted version (easier to read): FBI 62-109060 JFK HQ File, Additional Releases, Part 1 of 3, p. 301.
 Gerard Tujague was the treasurer of the FDC: Id., at p. 2; also see Lee Harvey Oswald Chronology, created by "LMK" of FBI, p. 2;
 Banister had other people such as his associate Don Campbell and staffer Tommy Baumler working for him to infiltrate left-wing college groups: See memo from Jack Martin and David Lewis to Jim Garrison, 3/1/68, p. 15; Larry Hancock, Someone Would Have Talked, p. 283.
Bill Harvey - who worked both the
wiretapping side and the Cuban beat for the CIA during 1962 - was
tipped off on 10/1/62 that Celso Hernandez might be a communist: For the 1962 Oswald-Hernandez arrest, see memo from investigator
John Volz to DA Jim Garrison, 3/1/67, pp. 6-7, (follow-up at pp. 16-18)
RIF# 180-10085-10407. http://digitalcollections.
Oct 1, 1962, Bill Harvey is tipped that recent exile Ernesto
Arizzurieta says that Celso Hernandez is a dyed-in-the-wool communist,
with a son studying in the USSR. The Celso he knew was a bus driver with Allied Bus.
Oct 5, 62, the tip is passed by the CIA to the FBI -is this an
effort to smoke out double agents and/or create new stories?
from New york, brother Ernesto said that Celso Macario was the same
one he knew in cuba, who worked for Allied Bus.
11/4/63 memo from Miami, sister Sara says she was the one who worked at allied bus, she said the allied bus Celso was Celso S, not Celso M.
 Oswald visited Bringuier's clothing store and introducing himself as an ex-Marine prepared to fight against Castro and that he could train guerillas: 11/27/63 FBI SA John T. Reynolds interview of Carlos Bringuier, Oswald 201 File, Vol 3 , Part 6, p. 39.
Bringuier and two friends saw Oswald leafleting for the FPCC and realized that he was a Red Marine and no friend of theirs: 11/25/63 FBI SA Regis Kennedy interview with Carlos Bringuier, Oswald 201 File, Vol 3, Part 6, p. 29.
 Besides Oswald, those arrested were
DRE Bringuier, head of the New Orleans DRE; Miguel Cruz, and Celso Macario Hernandez, the CIA asset arrested by Officer Charles Noto with someone calling
himself "Lee Oswald" in 1962: Jim
DiEugenio, The Assassinations, p. 115. Also see endnote 32, above.
photographers were filming across the street. CIA
agent William Gaudet watched Oswald hand out the literature from his office. FBI informant Orest Pena watched. HSCA interview of Orestes Pena,
1/20/78, National Archives 180-10097-10491; also see John Armstrong, Harvey and Lee, p. 575.
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