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: Associate Deputy Director for Adadnistratioa

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Robert Xaheu

fceference i* aade te your request of 16 March 1976 for in.forsa.tioa cooc«mi&£ the relationship between th« Agency aad Robert Ka&eru It 1* understood that this material vill be us«d for a kri*£in£ to bv jrirea to the ^CI* TraiuEitted a* aa attaciu&eat to tM» BreRoraaduE Is a saEeary of the inferEuBtion available conceraia^ Kaheu's r«latioa*hips vith the Agency, This *oa*ary ve* originally prepared la January 1575, Our oaly contact with Maheu since thca • occurred on 29 1975 whea 5s« vas adrised that his naae would appear in the Senate Select Cojueitteo's Report on Assassination.

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Remarks: Attached are copies of summaries of our operational involvement -with Maheu.

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CIA HISTORICAL-ROT SUBJECT: Project!

1. May 19^3 - PE Diviaion initially contacted Director of Security J-nd briefed him on-Project, Basically, Project c,tpitaj on President Sukarno's weakness for women, especially Bccius^ of our inability to get controlled asset clos« to him to deti* mine hla thinking And plans, and the recent, apparent success of -^; Soviot3 U92 of ^ woman, beliav-d he may let down guard and become «xpinsivtr In discu33ion Oi plans with a. female and accept 3.dvic-± ^^ that hfl v/vuld not ordinarily accept from a. man. >. Object - Locata intelligent, attractive, emotionally stable, and truatTT/orthy fenoala who would Accept as3ignzn;:nt vrhicb -would involve eventual intimate relationship \vith Sukarno. 3. Ja.nui.ry 1953 - Gav* S.ob*rt Maheu assignment to candidate. He j!dvt3«d that a. attorney '•ma-a about town, ' '"f^ftf^^1 M l i come up \vith a M^-heu told c had a. '"client11 \vhoa* business --y;v3 not in an unidentified country. Felt could improve situa tion K an attractive and Intelligent female could got to him and. through fcrninin-3 charm, p«rsriade hig thinking in a more favorable dirocticn. 4. U'JimiJU^f^ wag inv£3ticj,>tcd ivith favcrabl': results ^nd '_O;TL on I July 1953, but not tnarlc- w-ttla^ cf CIA interest.

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3. Smith emphasised need for a. solid cover story and back stopping. Maheu suggests, in vrcw of ®ttap^ close relationship with movie colony, may induce ^gjggBSfe who represent, several xnovie interests, to s«t up an arrangement that would also include noccssary funding September 23 - MaKau and O'Connell, Security, met wit * New Yorlc City (Haxr.pahire Houas). Agreed* If he co, would bri-af him ra Agancy interest and objective 'of Project to get maximum effort frorza him. H- responded cnthuslastically and offered his complata service ^nd facilities to s*t U a secure cover mechanism. He s-aggaated that ^fi^3 be told of general Government interest (act CIA) at the outsat. clua to her ah s which may causa her to speculate at a later date. I 0, Cover Story - '..ajUimih* would commission her to p-rforrn ~o "on location survey1' in certain FE areas for th* proposed fi! of "Journ-y to the Centerof the Harth. 1: This could'be don* v. has th-." reighta to the film and is contemplating-shooting it in nelr future. 1 1. September Z3 -$&tJiL&r-riYed New York City {St. Kegia). eu met her alone for first time ^nd told her of Government inter est. She seemed to ba relieved about certaia misgivingg she had of a39iCTnrnent. (She knew trua identity of Maheu, having been i to him socially by^l^SSS?*- Shcs also knaw that he had a personal relations organization, ) I I . September Z3 (afternoon) -*Msh^u intro^iuced t:Slm3" to v Vjts given a rra-dual briefing on assi.jnmost, det-^miirilr^ at varicrcs points ^'h«d>eir ohe was still inttir-^Stcd. She indicated aha \in i^-rstood •r'^a.ctly what \vaa expected of hor ^.nd could leave ccaritr-i in =5 -is-ys.; 3, Snpt^mber Z i - ^Slrris11 a^ain rM<jt -^vith^^^^k-at Vr'hich rirnc she v,-i3 tolrj she would ba accoixipanied by a. female travolin^ comn-inion. <^^^^^j^^^2^g^h (^F^^j^g^^aKBJggg?^- GS-1I). V/ould ostensibly b-3 h-^r Secretary, but would b^;, in fact, the t:-;rQOn. sh; -^-ould loo"k to fcr direction.

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APPROf tl?FOR CIA HiSTORICAL-REVIEW PROGRA : *- m <-jgmm subsequently given several briefings by PZ ^<^_ . bctb in New York City and California. Ail under aliI3<;3. :-_ O. boxas and st-r-Ue phonea were set up for communications. 15. Cover arrangeracnta v?-=re corn.pletc;d by He arranged for £Ottftto carry a latter of introduction ftoih to * 'QSBftWSSStt^ Hia representative in known to SuVamo. Also arracsod to Kav^ finida plac-d in * "-.£ the Indonesian branch of Twentieth. Century Kox in


APPROVED FOR RELEASE 1993 CIA HIS1MCAL-REVIEW PROCRAM 16. Records of this Office do not r rcflect any of the activities of -&3S32&. during the course of har mission. . It £3 believed ahs Isft for Indonesia somatime in January 1959. It is known that sh« did meet Sukarno, but dua to unfortunate timing that had-him leaving his country on official business, sha had little time to cultivate him; consequontly, the purpose of the mission \va_3 not fulfilled. It shorxLd be noted that Sultarno took sufficient notico of her that during an un- ~ official visit to the United States in Juna 1959, he expressed a strong desira to 3«e her and did. • 17. The last known contact SSflBGhfthad with the Agency .was in ' tho form of a telaphona call on 12. April 1961 v/han. ahe called on ti^*. sterile line and talked to Hugh Tovar, who she knew as George Hinry. She advised that ^J^B^^^tffr*' asked her to give'a-party for Prcal-r dant Stilcamo vrho -would be In Los Angeles on 21 April 19ol. She " ' •-wanted to know whether Henry!s people were interested in sponsoring this party. A negative response was given, 18. It is not known where she is or what her activities arc at the present time, but presumably she is still in the L-oa A-.ngal.»3 area.


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from 16 March®Bp thru 18 April $$&§ the Office of Security wa.3 requested to render special support during the Loa Angelas New York phasaa of the-tour. ersonnel, Messrs. the Subject was particularly "desirous of female companionship during his Los Angeloa visit, and it was requested that appropriate arrangements "be made through a _' controlled source of the Office of Security, in order to insure a satisfied visit. In addition, other supportive service, such 2.3.car rentals, living accommodations, etc. were required arui authorized Projec

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Mr., Ro"bert Mahau waa asked to Los Angelas, California, He did this 33^*. attorney

previously granted a CSA for use by 3TST Division. By pr ear-rang em ant, during tn« course of this party, v?aa introduced to-'fl*gMfcimfti^ ._a part-time ~':t~^-i '3 stay in Los Angeles, 3 April For tha duration of friend3> became thru 7 April fpg^f he and Accordingly, it wa-3 indicated by Mr^BHffiffllPMBP wh-° ^a-3 integrated into the Stata party, that^gBliilimli^y desired to continue his friendship with<h(|)ifllJ|fT1lHilHi and that he wished to meet with her during Ma stay in New York City from 14 April thru 18 April 4. Because of the publicity that had attended the relationship g^rS^n^Band fflSJMii^^iS i^ L°3 Angeles, the Office between of Security was requested bvSSBiffil Diviaion to facilitate the arrangements for the visit in New York City, arrangements were made to rent the 5. "-On 13 A of ^2SrtB^a*E3ftfS*-*rtSi4ietoO£*W3>, ; a Secrrrity Officre source, " Beach," Long Jsland,__ for the period 14 April thru IS April as a confidential meeting place f or*ftrtnfftfftffl'gy< and : At the same tline. ^''^fiSt^Kff^^^i^^Sk \vas registered at the Hotel Barclay. I l l East 43th Street, New York City, -under the naine ofMrs. **** i^^tyn**,:^**^ ^ ^4 -£± Paso, Texas. Th.e publicity touching

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on tha relationship became mora pointed, some public mention been made of the«.Jjtfmini* ackground and thuj it increasingly important that tha New York meeting be carefully arranged. Mr. 6. On 14 April 'and1 after appropriate security arrangements, were transported to Long'"''* '!^^^t Beach, Long Island, where the residence was taken over as the meeting place IrtmiTHllltriT i l l • Later the same day,, by prearrangement, -two Department of State Security Agertta, a. Ney York City Police Lieutenant and a hired chauffeur arrived with1 at tha site thru 18 April) and party visited each evening, remaining for about four to five hours.

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discussed the publicity in the case at soma length with the Security^ representative. She speculated about the posaibla sources of c personal informa.tion that she felt had_been leaked to the preaa. Sha spoka of her depth of feeling f or and commented on how Mr. ^&ffiSJ&fffitftft¥ffil^b3£ initially sought her out to serve as a party companion for Qggg^^p At the time, she said she unclear as to just what part Mr, ^ffiffigp^t -wanted her to play and attempting to clarify hia request,ffijjft&jjifffifcaaid, TI1 am employed by the -CIA, We want you to go to bed with him aSfiSSB&SSaCl continued to say that aha rejected the proposal, but fi .y went to the -par! aWT that it developed that the relationship between her a_nd transcended wha-t had been suggested. 8. Following tha departure at the request of ^^^f Division, the Office of Security assisted in arranging rneana of coinmunication between From May Khxu October ggp the Security Office assisted the ivision in tha handling and examination of perso'nal and correspondence The last-recorded action by the Security Office in this case"was 10 October - 9." " All psrrsonal contacts by Security representatives in tr case were-' under alias and implied State Department affiliation. 10. There is no record or indication in any of the files in "' case that involves Hobert Mah.su by name or reference. Maheu. aa we urtderstazid it, nev^r wa.3 introduced to ^SSS^S ajad, as far as

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