Whatley and Hathcock

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  2. 2. . . ...... Ul."ITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION In Reply, Plea$e Refer to File No. 11000 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90024 June 27, 1978 Independent Research Associates 6 Bleecker Street New York City, New York 10012 Attention: A. J. Weberman Dear Mr. Weberman: This is to acknowledge a receipt of your letter dated June 6, 1978, in which you requested "an outgoing cable" upon which certain material which you furnished us was based. A review of our files fails to locate any such cable upon which material which you enclosed to this office was based. For your information all material relating to the assassination of President Kennedy has been processed under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Act and is available at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Any material dealing with the Kennedy assassination must be obtained through FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. If you desire additional material concerning your request please write directly to FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. 20530, and mark the envelope FOI/PA Request. Very truly yours, TED L. By: JOHN Superv sory FBI / DO J
  3. 3. •• 5/7/64 ' SAC, LOS ~NGELES ~LIAS . (89-75) FR.OM1 SAC, 8 tJB.JEC'1' I ,.SSASSINA'l'lOO O"t PRESIDENT JORN PITZGXRAID . JCENNEDY, 1V22/63, Mt.rAS, 'l'E!X).S MISCB LIANBOUS I:NFOJllil 'l'I 00 CONCERNDlG 001 DL / . BUFILEt, 62-109060 .... . (89-43) (P) I Rea DICK W1TLEY, et al # . · · . Jteun 1rtel to ...b1rector, 11/23/63, . enclosing letterhead memo- · · · ranl1um anc! remyaihel, 3/17/64, co.nta1n1ng instructions £or aubm1as1on of F~302 'a an<Vor inserta. .r Los Angeles requestec! submit 25 copies of 1n&.ert reflecting baais for thia allesation and .lnvest191'tion showing fully aolvecS. 2 - . . .: • - LOS ANG!!IZS -~.:~) t- u / t· '" • . "' .......__J/0_, ..~··/ .· ~ ~o..~w~ · /hf.;'fll~ / :!. - £::0:;;- ,._...-cl - - - .. . · ·;-'~ "~--~ ....... -.
  4. 4. ... 1 - _ . _ .. ......._ _ _ ., .. ' ·---:---. - ·- --- r--'--.:...:-_ -- --- . I I ta Date: ~~owinQ in I I I I I I f' B I 5/13/64 ! . f11P• i• plai• ""' •• <odoi '---A-(~------------------~::~~~~~-------------~ __ j__ -~0 SAC, DALLAS (89-43) FROM SAC, LOS ANGELES (89-75) RE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. ~DY, 11/22/63, Dallas, Texas MJSCELLANEOUS INFORMATION CONCERNING 00: Dallas Re Dallas airtel to Los Angeles, 5/7/64. Enclosed herewith for Dallas are 25 copies of a rour page insert regarding DICK/WA~LEY I ~;~t~g!~;ls ·.--~~~n~-~'-, /~ C.____./J I· '· . I ! ' t=·~ ~·~: _·~·· f~- -----------M oi . • Per ____________
  5. 5. l(J TED STATES DEPARTMENT CC)l USTICE fEDERAL BUREAU or INVESTIGATION Los Angeles, California November 23, 1963 j , ltv .j·........:~ . . I I: I ·DIC . TIEV. 3350 N~h Terrace Miami 1 Florida I I l' 1. r.~ f . • _,.- .. ,/ •.....'. t ..;::.• On liovember 2J,. Suit-.,M~~"7"i.ll1ed' 1963, · .. ,"' ~ar.national Detect1v8i~ , ~od-BQUleval'dJ_ .~--.· .... Angelea, telephone .numbe..- 4-5644 advised Ro~e is his assoc;.iate in the above enterprise. f;iftcoc avislcf' -- : as follows: .I . · ' i. . . .r I I I I H~, ·Hatchcock, has known one Dick Watley for several years., Watley, to the best of Hathcock's information, currently resides at 3350 N.W. lBth Terrace, Miami, Flo~1da. Watley is a male caucasian. j I I ~ l .. Prior to Hithcock 1 s present occupation, he was the • or the Adventurers Corner, a shop at the corner and La Brea, Los Angeles, which sold articles from all over the world and was an unofficial gathering place for adventurers in this area. I - .. I - f l . j . ~~ h. ' 1 • J I • Ratbeock did not see Watley again until about seven or eight months ago when he came to HaSh~ck•a office with two other men, all three of wnom were wearin~ green fatigues and one or the men waa:o wear:tng a ''mohawk" hair cut. The men were interested in getting into the Wild animal Dus:tness ana :asked · - :114 where they coula get some wild an.t~ls. . Appro~tely one year ago, Jer~~i~~ whose ' · true name is Jerryjllemm.ing, ~ male cau~appr~mate]¥ ~~l ' .1 ?o'- -- - --..._ (' ,; f,' ~ ~ . _...,.-- '(~ ,· ~ ...,.fl. ....~ . : r. ~ • r I- ~ -'- . ~ ·. J / "t,IJ'f!-1-l.P~~ :- -~/1 :~ I IJ~ 'I It) /~ -~ ~ y TJ~ ,-. i: . . i I (.. ,.
  6. 6. • FBI () 11/23/63 Date: , -------=------,----.....,----------l (Trp• 111 ploin •••• or coJeJ Tranamlt the follotri'nQ in AIR MAIL ia _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ -AIRTEL ~ ' V - 1 (Prioril)' or M•lltotl of Malli"'l) ---~----------------------------~----c--~JI_:;~L DIRECTOR, FBI TO: F~OM: _ • RE: __ ~},_r. SAC, LOS ANGEIES (89-75) t:s>'/' c) ASSASSINATION . 0~ t/' . . ·. ·- - - . aESIDEN'r KENNEDY P 11/22/63 Dalas~ ·Texas 'Jt;ht; r I r i j Enclosed herewith for the Bureau are five copies of a l-etterhead memo which are self-explanatory • . One copy each of the letterhead memo is being furnished to Miami and Dallas for information purposes. One copy of letterhe memo is being disseminat~d locally to the Secret Servic , Los Angeles. / t ! l t. v·· -. f ~ ., t !! . i:· ( I a·· :.1 .. .... ~ J'" "· 3 '- Bureau • 1 . - Dallas 1 - · Miami !EnC.~~ 5j ~¢ 'ACG/AY .. : (6) -....._. _.·_ · . l J . U•· · ·,. ! .·:G.. . DEC 5 1963 :· I I'... .' ·. ~~-;,.~:···· . u ~v·.~·~... XE.~OX (:7 • 1 (Info) t1. ·. Enc. 11 ~.Plfo)~ 1 - Los Angeles ·pJ(~ tZ } I0 ~ cl ·I~ f'- · -. l ..J S·> .- T 1963 26 llf_t',. "" I " . {) t)-, ~ " ./'_j . .. V ·' lr' · · :,,; {1' 1 1 - .. 1/ ~.,~ , -~." / ..:·.u C,. ... Sent . .·1r ~ I :J G r~ov 1 1 . I / • ------M · Per_.......;..._ _ __ c3 .. ,.. . f.-l r~ 0
  7. 7. .. ' , · : - 0) · ~ ;~ . ·. · • DICK WATlEY . i ~ ~-. .~;;/. _. -~-· ~ _, · I I ., . ·', , , I •' ~-· " ' .;·.-- ~ ·...- ·'1.~_71 ~ ti();, ~~ ··tJ / ~t)l /liarl&~~.it~ ~ e,·· ~ · . . _ to 31 yeara, 6• ~", ~.:S~.inCI&-;-Wttl.1-lnrf1ff:'curft~l'Own 7 . .7"~~ 30 ;.-( .....~ ~ ; ~ir, hanasome, and Lorenza'~sci~~9, also known aa,..Lorenzo : ._ · . '-·" ·.. . ~~1 and Sk!Q.]J._ a mall C!IU<!aslan, 35 to 42 years, SF!!" I • ~,b... , .f: · !T' to lBcr"pc>unas, black hair, mustache, ruddy complexion !'rom ... Wichita, Kan$as, came into ftathcock 1 8 office which was then ·-- -1 ' .: · . located· at 6715 Hollywood Boulevard, stating that they were I ·:~ . . broke and that they knew Dick Watley and Watley had sent . ~hem to . -~ :-l· ' ; '-( · ~ . him. They had with th~m a aet of g~l!' · cluba· .and a 3o-_ 6 · < .· · - ~-6~~ o j .,~e._~ · · Johnson Semi-automatic R1t"le with a Bushnell~ Variable · Powered..4; ·~~ Scope. Hathcock loaned them $100 - ·$50 on each item and 1t · :. ~ ·LiJ"~ 1 ~·~o> '"'• . . •f . · ·waa his ··understanding they were to pick up the .8fticles as soon ~~..• : ~ 7'. as possible. ·Hathco~ only saw Jerry Patrick once after ' · 1i ; .). !·~ .JAthat and that was approximately one week later when he again · i came to the office • I .' . . . : ' .1• 1 .• . . !" ,_ . ! v-:1• . ' i- '· .~' ' · iJ: , .. · I : •• ·,i , 3 : f· ~ :} : _·.: · :.t . J ·-~' : · : ·: i ~ · ... :. . .. ,: I , . ,. . , : :- · - ' Several months ago, since the men did not retrieve · . :··· -~ .-~::../ t~ artLoicles, Hat hl.cock aiold iththe so ld· cdlubst. iOn Sdepthtemberr · 1~,~ ·. ; ~-~ ·r · ~~ ·1::1" , renzo Ha 1 came n w ' 50 an re r eve e . r1 e._ ,-·.',#~ - ~ ,~- ~.:-; Sho~ly thereafter Hathcock received. a telephone. call trom.r:. .. .:.,. .; .~.: -~ JerTY Patrick who was then residing at 2450 N.W.&.r...North River ··· ·. ·~ ~:~ Drive, Miami, Florida, inquiring as to whether ~~•c still had the rifle. tlt.~c;Qck told him that he had · given the rifle to Hall for $50 and _ this seemed to 1rr1 tate Patrick to some extent. Since then Hathcock has sent the receipt he received !'rom Hall for the $50 to Pa~r1ck ~o . :. ! . .. ~ : ; }.,.1:,; convince him that he had returned the rifle •. , · · ·· . .. . · · ., ........ >· . . . , . 1 .. . . , . . . . !...: · .. .. -~ . . . .. . ... .. - ·~ >~' ~ -' · · !:_r:~ . . . . . ,.. . .. . • #4 ) On the day Hall re111eved the r1!'le, -he sold 'him . .~ : ~ .·•. }--~;. : Camera with ;'o:.t:..'·.·.··.' , was thenMotion Pictureof IIKhcoc¥. 'telaphoto lens two or· ..the.·. ;'r;,. · a·Bolex- one drawn on the Citizens Bank on theby ·which · . checks the Hall paid · · account ~ . ··-~·· .":"'- prope~ty . -~ ...._.... .& ·=tt.t:s ts .Ji!li!.Sf b : £ phe 1 p the amount of $350 and another in the amount or $150 on the account of a resident .of La Habra. . Hathcock gave Hall back $100. j :.. . : . -~ . I • r~~. ·~>r .. . .. . . ·: .: l . , ;ft,.,r e' I ;;.. l)rl ' ! . •. ·: ·. .;_- · Ha~hyoa& advised both Patrick and Hall are violently anti-communist ' and anti-CAstro .and they both told him they !'ought in the mountains with Castro -in Cuba, however, !'ell out with h~m after the revolution. Lorenzo told Hathcock he spent seven months in prison in Cuba, however, eventuallY 'got back to the United States. Patrick stated that he fell •out with Castro and eventually got back to the United States. .. ··~ ' . · ·· ,.- . . • . ·. ·.. •. . .· 41 . ' - 2- ........ • : I . ' ._ • :,. -~. : t·~ · .. . . . .....•.~ .. . . ! . ~~· ·.!·.~ ~ · ~ .. . · .···. · ~ • -.I ;-~/"~-:--;" "!f , .. '{ .'*: ·... . ~ ·.. . ~~ :~ ·r.~~~ . .
  8. 8. .. . ' .. ' -41 .... . ~ I J~ · . ~- 0 DICK WATlEY '. ..::•~ : I,_ o; . . ~· ~thoock baa Zerox coP1ea 0~ riewapaper' art1C:iea.~~,: ·.' ;•;i~ ~­ ( ... · .... · -' · trom ·Plorida in his office ·concerning the ·anti-Castro troo~:-: rc: "';, ~~i~~;~1 training there and Patrick'• picture appears as one or· the;:'..:.. ·· · ··. ·.··: · anti-Castro troops). . ·. · · I . ...... ! . ! I ..: l • '· .;.._ . .:. ·:;.. ;, . ·'•j.-. ·.. . .. . ....., .... . ill . i .,·,.:' ·~· : : ·- .- j.i . c . .. . .. ' .. I I ~ • . , , .. "' .· I> .. . • Patrick when in Los Angeles had an address of 1209 South Atlantic, Alhambra, (Atlantic Radio & TV), telephon'-,!lumber AT l-642l, and an address or ~~ care or .. ·, . H~war<S~~, 3350_ .w. ~t.b '{~;r.F_!.cte.., J~i~...::».9:d.da.•. ..· . -~·. -: .......... :- ...... .N telephone number NE 4-1373. .- · · · . ·. · - ~ ; ; .:. . , . . ·. ·. . , . It is Hathcock's information that Davis was . Castro 1 a personal pilot and also a cl?se friend or Dick Watley. .-.· :: ~· ,.•..- ~·- .:·.~.5l Lorenzo Hall now resides at 1191 College View Drive, ' Apartment 7, Monterey Park, California, telephone ~ber..~~f-~~~- :: 261-8911 and Hathcock does not kn:>w where he 1& now · .. "·· ,~· ~~ ~ employed. He last· saw Hall about two weeks ago when he came .:.:·: ·~ .. 1 by Hatllcock•a ·office simply ~o talk. · ' · · ~ ~: · ~ ··:~·;:-~ ::'' > ·· . ~ . Hathcdck reiterated that both men are anti-communist and very strongly anti-Castro. ~ ~ • •. . 4 {~ I j • This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the .FBI 'and 1& loaned to your agency; it and ita contents are no~ to .be. · ~, · distributed outside your agenpy. .. . . ' ~ : . · ·· •• i ~ · ~-,. - • • • .... ·: .. ',........ ;i': . . . i ·.·· .. ' . (_f : . . -· ; . ! .. ' • ... ' .·. ! I 4 I ' I I .. . J 'I J I ' 3 •'!" ... I ..... . .. . , • :. ·:. . I .. . • • • • ··. ,. :, ·A~ -. .......,.. ·:·' I . . -~ -?.~ ~. ._.
  9. 9. CITY OF MIAM I , FLO HI D/ ,· INTER·OFFICE MEMORAN DUM -, TOI C. H. lst,IT! , De t. Sg t. In te l lir,e n co Unit. ,. G. ZENOZ , Pol i c eman 1/c fROM r REFE RENCES! J;.n t e ll ige!lce Unit ' / EfiCL0 9 U R ES: I I I I I I ; As i n s t ructed by Det . Sg ~. C. H. ~, I met above sub j ec t at 201 S . W. 2 l st .. Cou~t ~ A9t#2 . Sub j e ct s t ated tha t one rnPln··LqG._ •.MW I>p t ol o t ·.ra riffles (::M fr om h is e.I2 a ~ tl1H~nt'-l ns.t.-ni ght· ;- One r i ff l e be in g a :::;Iungl G Cg r o i no t/ R$841; the oth er be ing a Savae;e 2 2, riffl e wi t h a scope . HALL wns see n as h e l e ft thi s sub j oc~ ' s apa~tru e nt c a rrying t h e two - r i ffl es . R 3 cent l y~ in . Ca l lf or !1 i a JI,f.:.W. . a 1 so s t.o_l_e a .J9 b p s, n n J naG :&:P.OBL::; ....t hls s u b j ec t , . -'"'· - ·--HALL i s staying -vtlth Cub a n !'1a l e NJI·TOLO AGUILAR a t 8 29 S . H . 9th Avenue , 373.- 3829 . ·---·····:;:::; · l?Gi"St ve-trr ¥~? s. u.,J. /0~ 2 -vf t /'
  10. 10. _ ,-:·-... :. . :·· :~·":::·< i ·J·~:--:-::· -;:-;__-_ :·.- ":.;.:';:··:'!~ .,.-; :r·:<·_ :·--. l ··:.>-.·: ~ ... .· ~ oo9 4 at OUTSIDE CONTACT REPORT DATE 06-21-78 TIME 1400 Identifying Information: · I. . .. Name WATLEY, RICHARD (FBI FILE REVIEW) Telephone ----------- Address_______________~------------------Type of Contact; / l". ,.:>;:..-.:. > .. ·. .' ~ ; · Telephone I ·xxxx Person Summary _ of Contact: II. The file on the ~bove 1<-;~:: _. subject, listed under the followtng numbers: 109-584; i·:~-- .. Section 61, serials 3739-3781, 3742 ep 23, was reviewed by the undersigned. The report dated 9/30/63 and is titled "Interpen'. indicate~ . I .:-~ . . i A confidentiai source MMT-1 f that Hemming visited on 6-6-63 Carlos Prio SOCARRAS at. 5070 Alton Rd . "i Miami . Beach, FLA. Prio· stated that he would sponser a Milita- Training · Camp ar:'df ry. .. ·· that HEMMING ~auld head it. Final d~tails of that arrangement were to be made · f ~: ·_: .·.·._ ------------------------------~--- 1 _ •.·. : ! .. . - 20· days hence~ On 07-11-63 MMT-1 advised that HH1MING left Miami on 7/3/63 and f :.~-{-_::·: arrived ·in Da Has on 7-4-63 where he conferred with -Gen . Edwin A.- WALKER WHO [_>:~/_ :'_· would not back. any specific cause as he wanted to remain free to fight · :::--·.._ -_..- -_ _ ----------------------------~--------------------------~----- Communism a 11 over the United States. Fo 11 owing this meeting, ·HEMMING then met with Lester LOGUE, Geologist and Oil Man_ at the firm•s . office, 628 Mea_ows d · ·" ;-· Building, Dallas,Texas. LOGUE told him that he had a (6-8) gro~p ... ~!..- si ~ to -eight man which is interested in fighting against Commun-sm but that he, LOGUE, ,. (SEE PAGE #2) III. ;~-~~ - ~~-- - -~ .. -.. ; -. Recommended Follow-up (if any) : :·_.... _: ." ; ~ -~ .:._:___ :: . . ---------------------------------------------------~---- ;;::- · . . .. ---------------------------~------~-------------------- Signature ·: ~~· _ ._, [ I ------- ------ ···-:--- .. - · ----------- . . ·.·· 06-21-78 - MJD. ·- ---- --- ---··.- ·- ·- · - ...-..... . .... ... .

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