RE: WEST

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Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
06712750
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RIFPUB
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U
Document Page Count: 
2
Document Creation Date: 
December 28, 2022
Document Release Date: 
August 22, 2018
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Case Number: 
F-2015-00178
Publication Date: 
March 14, 2012
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Approved for Release: 2018/08/15 C06712750 CASSANSC From: Julie Tate Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:50 PM To: JENNIYB Subject: RE: West The author's name is Tom O'Neill. Off the record, I doubt he is someone you know, he was a reporter for Premiere magazine and is a writing a book about Charles Manson. Jolly West shows up in the book as someone who was working in Haight Ashbury when Manson was there. They did not know one another, he is just a character in the book, trying to fact-check the description by the author that West worked as a doctor on the MKUltra program. The author has many supporting documents that seem to confirm this, including letters from a CIA front company that was run by Sidney Gottleib that indicate they were paying for West's service. This company was also identified in Congressional testimony about the program. Julie Tate News Research The Washington Post 202-334-8329 From: To: Date: 03/14/2012 03:46 PM Subject: RE: West Julie, This is for a book,right? Who is the author? Thanks From: Julie Tate [mailto:tatej´┐Żwashpost.corn] Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:36 PM To: JENNIYB Subject: RE: West West was a doctor who consulted on the agency's MK-Ultra program of the 1960s. Would it be helpful to have his dob and social security number? Julie Tate News Research The Washington Post 202-334-8329 1 Approved for Release: 2018/08/15 C06712750 Approved for Release: 2018/08/15 C06712750 From: To: Date: 03/14/2012 03:30 PM Subject: RE: West Julie, Off the record, our records do not show anyone by this name as an employee or contractor. If you have more information or context, we can try again. Thanks From: Julie Tate [mailto:tateAwashpost.corn] Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 2:28 PM To: JENNIYB Subject: West Any information on Mr. West? Thanks so much! Julie Tate News Research The Washington Post 202-334-8329 2 Approved for Release: 2018/08/15 C06712750