DATE: April 28, 1959
TO: Thomas J. Kelly, Metropolitan Sheriff
FROM: Frank Kappel, Supervisor, Criminal Intelligence
SUBJECT: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CASE #18335-A, CUBAN
At approximately 5:55 PM, April 24, 1959 Kappel received
a usually reliable source stating a plot was under way to
MASFERRER, exiled Cuban Senator and executioner of Cuba's
The plot was as follows: Two persons posing as Agents of the
Service were to go to MASFERRER'S home, produce "phony
to MASFERRER he was wanted at a special Immigration hearing,
(MASFERRER) would be escorted to the airport instead and
would be loaded
on a plane bound for Cuba.
Kappel contacted Agent George Davis of the F.B.I. and
advised him of the
alleged plot, Davis advised Kappel he had received similar
but due to work load has been unable to conduct an
Comparison of past information on received by both Kappel
and Davis relative
to this matter, produced the name of W/M, WALTER ALFRED
soldier of fortune.
Davis volunteered to contact and advise MASFERRER of this
plot, and Kappel
was to contact some member of the Miami Police Intelligence
Squad as MASFERRER
is living at 1859 N.W. 44 Street which is located in the
city of Miami.
Kappel contacted Sergeant Charles Sapp, Miami Intelligence
Unit and a surveillance
was placed on MASFERRER'S residence.
By early morning of April 25, 1959 surveillance had proved
Acting on information received and compiled from F.B.I.,
Safety Intelligence Unit and their own records, the Miami
Unit led by Sergeant Sapp arrested two W/M's; WALTER
YOUNGBLOOD, in 3986
N.W. 65 Ave. And JAMES GRIZZLE, 200 S.W. 38th Court for
conspiracy to kidnap.
Two Miami Springs Policemen, JOHN LOVELL and FRANK
GLIDEWELL, both of 3951
N.W. 65 Avenue were picked up and released after giving
In their statements, LOVELL and GLIDEWELL stated their part
in this plot
was to go along as "window-dressing" to impress the Cuban
Miami Police participation.
LOVELL and GLIDEWELL further stated it was their belief that
two Metro Deputies
were to make the actual apprehension locally, either by a
or by stopping MASFERRER for a traffic violation. No
names or specific
incidents could be obtained from either of these persons.
This facet of the investigation has not and will not be
released to any news
SERGEANT SAPP stated any evidence uncovered in relation to
Metro Deputies will be held in strictest confidence, and
this Unit will be
DICK WRIGHT OF OUR Internal Security Squad has been advised.
Frank Kappel, Supervisor
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