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Katkov Mugshot2 SmallerI finally figured it out! I know how the FBI lured Mr. Katkov to the apartment where he was arrested. I know from what I’ve read in the literature and what my FBI case officers have told me that no intelligence officer – not GRU, KGB or CIA, et al – would ever be caught with classified documents on their person. Dead-drops are used for that, so this was a piece of the puzzle that has never made sense to me.

Katkov did not go to one of his other asset’s apartments to receive a classified document as reported in the press and in another book written by the FBI’s other controlled asset. (See Rich Man Poor Man.)

I reviewed audio tape 17-6, a conversation with my FBI case officer, Jim, on 12/18/87, where I asked him about the FBI’s other asset.  Jim said that there was something “special” about him and he was not a guy off the street. With all do respects to the Tinkerbell, the guy who wrote that other book about  Katkov, there was nothing special about him and he was a guy off the streets just like me.

Jim had to have been speaking about “Paul”. Tinkerbell mentions Paul in his book as the contact who was supplying him with confidential information to pass to Katkov. This has to be how the Bureau lured Mr. Katkov to Tinkerbell’s apartment: not to pick up a classified document, but to meet Paul. Apparently Mr. Kaktov was hot to meet Tinkerbell’s secret asset. So when katkov entered Tinkerbell’s apartment and was given a secret report, the FBI swooped in and caught Katkov “red-handed.” Makes perfect sense.

Here is where Katkov was arrested:

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MK_July_1984This is a photo (on the right) I took from my kitchen window of Mikhial Katkov entering my apartment. The date was July 13, 1984.

This mugshot (see below) taken of Mr. Katkov on December 17, 1987, came into my possession today, February 15, 2014.

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Seeing this photo twenty-seven years later makes me quite sad. Glad I wasn’t there to see it.

How did I come into possession of this mugshot? Because I’m still a damn good spy.

Does his face look puffy to anyone, like he put up a fight when the FBI arrested him? Mikhail was former Spetsnarz (Red Army special forces) so he must have been a pretty tough guy. I can imagine him throwing FBI agents out the window before finally being subdued.

 

 

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3874900On March 15, 2013, a guy named Anthony O’Dwyer, CEO of Plume Inc.,  called and said he was doing a movie about Mikhail Katkov’s other source. He said the guy is 89 years old. Anthony and I exchanged emails back and forth, and because of the information we exchanged, Mr. O’Dywer had this to say:  “This brings credibility to both your story and his. It verifies that you both existed and worked on this together while all the time not knowing each other.”

Anthony also said that this other source and I had the same “FBI handlers.”

Here’s the link to Plume’s movie: http://vimeo.com/62182591 (Please note this video has been taken down by O’Dwyer)

I sure hope this isn’t all of it. Like I said in my last post, I know who he is. For the time being, I’ll sit on that knowledge.

He states, “I was approached by the KGB.”  Mikhail Katkov was GRU not KGB. Another Soviet began courting me in June 1984. His name was Vladimir Bolochine, and he was most definitely KGB.

You gotta read the book. It’s fascinating:

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I’ll release more info in later posts, a.l.a Edward Snowden.

Thanks,

John Pansini

China Dragon  The answer to that question is Roofman the Spy’s audio page. ROOFMAN is being pirated big time in China.

I remember that back when there was a Soviet Union, their industrial espionage     involved  both cyber-espionage and recruiting agents (see Clifford Stoll’s Cuckoo’ Egg). I suspect the Chinese might be doing the same thing and using ROOFMAN as a textbook on how NOT to run an American asset.

It seems that ROOFMAN is also being pirated in Sayreville, N.J. – go figure.  I doubt if they’re enemies of the State, however.

Here’s the email I sent to the Department of Homeland Security on 2/19/13. Judge for yourself.

To Homeland Security:

My name is John Pansini, and I live at 1313 E. San Miguel #2, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.

From 12/83 to 12/87, I was a controlled asset of the FBI. They used me against an undercover Soviet intelligence officer (GRU) named Mikhail Katkov. I published an ebook about my experiences in 2011. (Seehttp://roofmanthespy.com/ ; )
The book, ROOFMAN: A True Story of Cold War Espionage, contains 63 minutes of embedded audio in 32 separate mp3 files. In the pdf version, the audio files are embedded. A reader need only click on a link to hear the file; everything is internal to the ebook.
The ebook comes in two other formats: mobi for Kindles and epub for other e-readers such as B&N’s Nook. Because of the primitive capabilities of some e-readers, the 32 mp3 files cannot be embedded into the e-book. Instead, to hear the audio readers must click on a link in the text which then takes them to an external website (seehttp://roofmanpansini.com/ ) then click on a link on that site to hear the audio.
I noticed something very strange in regards to the number of visits in 2012 to the audio website, RoofmanPansini.com. It is for this reason that I am bringing the matter to your attention. My ebook in the mobi and epub formats is being pirated in China; and since the book deals with industrial espionage as carried out by the Soviet Union in the 1980s, I suspect this piracy is being carried out by the Chinese government. The book details counterespionage as practiced by the FBI, industrial espionage as practiced by the U.S.S.R., and how Americans are recruited by hostile intelligence services. Useful information to anyone looking to steal our secrets.
Here are the statistics that first drew my attention to the matter. They can be easily verified by my ISP: http://www.1and1.com/ :

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1) 22,690 hits to RoofmanPansini.com (the audio site that only needs to be accessed by a Kindle or a Nook) came from China. That’s 93.89% of all hits to the site. In contrast, there were only 966 hits to this site from the United States (4%) and 144 hits from Russia (0.6%).
2) 22,364 hits (92.54%) came from one city: Beijing.
3) RoofmanTheSpy.com, my main website where most of my ebook sales are generated, had only 1,123 hits from the PRC (24.87%) in 2012. This compares with 2,131 hits from the U.S. (47.2%) and 200 hits from Russia (4.43%).
4) Again, Beijing had most of those hits: 561 (12.43%).
5) For January 2013, the last month I had Site Analytics Plus which generated the statistics for 2012, of 2,697 hits to the audio site that month, 84.3% (2,030) came from China, and 2,007 came from Beijing. Only 324 came from the U.S., and 14 from Russia. February 2013 should also generate over 2K hits for the month, so they’re not slowing down.
6) I also have a blog that can also be a source of hits to the audio site. In 2012, there were 0 hits to this blog from China.(See https://roofmanthespy.wordpress.com/ )
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Given the PRC’s proclivity for cyber espionage, I think they’re using ROOFMAN as a textbook for conducting industrial espionage in the U.S. I’m willing to cooperate (with DHS in) anyway I can.
Thank you,
John Pansini

I sure hope so. I haven’t added a new post since August and nothing about spies or spying since June. I’ve been busy with other writing projects.

I have noticed something interesting, though. On my websites,  http://roofmanthespy.com/  and  http://roofmanpansini.com/  I’ve been recording more traffic. And a good deal of that traffic comes from Russia. I suspect that a good deal of that traffic might have something to do with Mr. Aldrich Ames. (I still wish him well despite what he did.)

Now isn’t that interesting. And today is election day! We are so fortunate to live in such a great country.

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 Recently, WordPress has added a new feature to its dashboard: hits can now be tracked by country. And since I added a post about Aldrich Ames, I am getting hits from the Russian Federation. How cool is that! Haven’t sold any ebooks there yet but who knows.

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… there was an ad in the New York Times. I answered it, and one day an undercover GRU officer, Mikhail Katkov, phoned me and invited me to lunch. He said he wanted to discuss a business arrangement of mutual benefit with me.

His words sounded familiar, like I come across the exact same phrase once before. It didn’t take me long to find out where.

Excerpt from Chapter One:

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