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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/08/05: CIA-RDP09T00207RO01000030007-5 F .r 1.2 Chilean election, ' c t problem for the Justice the agency, including those describing:-a) ' Department as It seeks to prosecute Illegal The Justice Department hopes to show actions by him on behalf of the agency, and activities by corporate executives and oth- that Mr. Berrellet perjured himself when he b) communications `between him and the ems abroad. 1 denied that T'' had worked to 14,36 the agency." The government has asked. the In such'cases, which often touch on senst- 1970 election of 'Salvador' Allende, as press- court to quash that subpoena request, which av- ns tional-security matters. the defense dent of-.Chile.- But government officials" also sought numhembus other CIA doc t attorn u e erme 8 r. edly part of the conspiracy, and Mr--Cubit- Berrellez's discussion of Spanish .idiom los? Biographical information on Mr. Cubit- ''blatantly false and evasive testimony." lot made available by the Chilean embassy Mr. Hanke's Internal CIA memorandum here states that he was at that time vice also notes that ITT's Me Hendrix had b e th en was prepared by Jonathan a companion prosecution of and an ITT official to discuss matters re- G. Hanke, who has been identified by the Edward Gerrity, a senior ITT' executive who lating to coming testimony about ITT's role Justice Department as a CIA off4Ct I t will to trial for a11 Berrellez includes a list of meetings between' with what was necessary" in the effort to ITT and CIA officials in which a conspiracy block Mr. Allende's election. was allegedly arranged to obstruct a 1973 in. An apparently relieved Mr. Hanke noted vestigation by a Senate subcommittee on that "Berrellez explained away the phrase multinational corporations,of ITT?s Involve- 'contribute with what was .necessary by -ment in Chile. saying that in Spanish It has '& slightly dif- This conspiracy charge cites a meeting in ferent meaning and was essentially a cour- December 1972 in New York between Harold teous expression of concern." In its criminal Hendrix, an ITT executive who was all . charge, the Justice Department t d M e THE WALL STREE I JOURNAL, Monday, Oct. 23, 1978 ITT Awe's. Perjury Trial. Could Disclose Data on T' .A .:_..:~ . ~ Wr Firtn, `~..~~ _ ._. o mom CIA, Chileans Worked -.osely With CIA Previous disclosures have made it clear By DAVID ICNATIUS ale Intelligence Committee,: the El Mercurio that 17T officials worked very closely with ?~RtaJJReporterofT}isWALLSTRsxTJ9QRNAL, chain was "one'instltution in Chile which the CIA in efforts to block Mr.'Allende's WASHINGTON - A perjury trial' that was used in a general Anti-Allende effort." election. But Mr: Hanke's memo is the clear- opens here today could prove embarrassing ' The report adds that "both the U.S.-govern. est' indication that_the..CL( knew about al to the Central Intelligence Agency and a ment and ,ITT were funneling money into leged perjury by' ITT O~Iicials immediately, high official of-the Chilean government, the hands of individuals associated with the after it happened. And along with a long. list The trial pits the Justice Department paper" during 1970 and after, apparently to of contacts betweetv?:various CIA offiolala against Robert pits th Berrellez, an Justice De executive of In-- oppose Mr-'Allende" ; -_ and various ITT officials'` prior to the 1973 ternational Telephone & ,Telegraph Corp. In a subpoena request filed In federal testimony; the Hanke memo raises the ques- Mr. Berrellez was charged last March in a court here earlier this month, Mr. Berrel- non of whether the CIA helped organize the six count criminal information with lying to ' lez's attorney, Patrick Wall, requested from effort to mislead the subcommittee a congressional committee and a govern- the CIA "all documents which reflect the re- The case illustrates what has become an ment agency about ITT's, role in the 1970 lationship of, one Herman (sic) Cubillos to ' Increasinglydttfi W o men y can threaten to disclose embarrass. worry that this prosecution could disclose new details about the tangled d disclose e Sealed at Governhtent s Requegt- ' Information about, the government's role 'relationshi Some CIA documents have already been In the alleged Illegal activity. Such tactics between the CIA, ITT and certain prominent are ctmrren Chileans. t :. .~. obtained by Mr. Berrellez's attorney, but w' flgoring; In several foreign-, most of these are sealed under a protective bribery Prosecutions, Including-lone .involy Several Sensitive Matters ` onder, requested b the Ing e? former executive of Lockheed Corp. Y government, One _ Court documents available to the public CIA document that was available from the What's unusual about the Bertellei case outline several sensitive mattets that could court clerks earlier this month outlines a de-.' is- 'that the` government's oWn ' criminal be disclosed at the trial, including: M ' -briefing of an ITT official the day after one - charge-is the chief source of the potentially -Qontact in late 1972 between Chile's Instance of Mr. Berrellez'3 alleged perjury. embarrassing information. The same prob-. m current foreign minister Hernan Cubillos The docuM t lem aros - eg a . It this perjury later this In 1970 efforts to block Mr: Allende's elec- - memorandums, dated March 22, 1973, Mr. year. The Justice Department tecently noti- tion. Mr. Berrellez's attorney also has re- Hanke'recounts his conversattion- the same fled Mr. GerriVs attorney that It planned to -que,tedinformzt, ou about Mr. C ubW,A's c 1- -day-#ttb ITT's Mr. Hendrix, it which Mr. drop mree'counts of that. Indictment. Toe tarts with the CIA.. Hendrix reviewed the previous day's test!- direc' counts dealt - with' ell d e:ge i~i7u.y , .-Extensive discussions between CIA and' m9ny before the'multinationals-subcommit- about ITT's 1970 dealings with executives of ITT officials before and after Mr. Berrel El Mercurio. lez's alleged perjury. One CIA document, for- ' '. In discussingMr. Berrellez's testimony, e xample exprelif th M M Hket ,sses reeatr. noes "Berrellez apparently got "got safely over" a question about his dis-, safely over the question of his discussion `cussions with a Chilean about ITT contribu- with Arturo Matte reported in 17 September lions to a stop-Allende movement, Mr. Ber- message,-- - .' . This ITT memo recounted rellez was later charged with perjury for Mr.?Berrellez's'1970 conversation with Mr. these remarks. Matte, an anti-Allende Chilean, in which Mr. The criminal 'information charging Mr.. Berrellez said ITT Was "ready to contribute ee asked b president of El Mercurio S.A,P: Co., a Chit by the subcommittee whether he e can newspaper chain. worked in any way for the CIA. He denied According to a report on the CIA's covert such a relationship three times, Mr. Hanke ? action In Chile published in 1975, by the- Sen. - notes. (Although he Was named by the goy- - ernment as a conspirator In the alleged ef- fort to block the Senate aubcomtnittee's in- vestigation, Mr. Hendrix wasn't indicted.) .:' Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/08/05: CIA-RDP09T00207R001000030007-5