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November 11, 2016
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October 15, 1998
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May 15, 1957
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FOIAb3b ~' `,1aNc ap?fied - Approved For Relea f_.i~ ' VQIA-R~qf75-0000 ihti1%S fIERAL :`' AN INDEPENDF'NT -NEWSPAPER, CPYRGHT Dominican Agent grounds it may provide for action against this lji,n WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 4957 IPA 1 -A12 yer for violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act does not by -any' means -"solve the lisappear- ance of 'Dr. Jesus de Galindez and Gerald Lester. Murphy, There is no indication, indeed, that the indictment, which charges failure to register as an agent of the Dominican Republic and collection of information for the Trujillo regime, is directly re- lated to the Galindoz or Murphy cases. The attor- ney involved must of course be presumed innocent until proved guilty. Nevertheless, it is significant that the indictment was returned by the Federal grand jury which, presumably on the basis of infor- mation presented by the FBI,'has been investigating the disappearance. This is a heartening indication that the Government, is continuing to press the matter to the limits of American jurisdiction. Per= haps more will come out at the trial. Dr. de Galindez, a lecturer at Columbia Univer- sity and a strong critic of the Trujillo dictatorship, vanished from New York 14 months ago. The pre- sumption is that he was abducted to the Dominican Republic in a plane piloted by Murphy. Subse- quently Murphy himself disappeared. The Domini can government produced a "suicide" note alleg- edly written by a Dominican officer who said he killed Murphy in a fight. The State Department, In diplomatic but nonetheless unmistakable lan- guage, has branded this note a fake. Nothing has been heard from the Dominican Republic except efforts by assorted spokesmen to- shrug off the concern over Dr. de Galindez and Murphy as Com- munist-inspired. A steady drumfire needs to be kept going until there is satisfaction from Ciudad Trujillo on what appear plainly to be two cases of `murder of per- sons under. American protection. The Washington trial will be worth watching, for any additional Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP75-00001 R000300200016-6