| Jacob Esterline |
|Born||April 26, 1920|
|Died||October 16, 1999 (Age 79)|
Hendersonville, North Carolina
In an interview he gave to Don Bohning of the The Miami Herald just before his death, Esterline admitted that Juan Orta, who functioned as Castro's private secretary, had been recruited to slip a poisoned pill into a drink. However, a few days before the invasion Orta changed his mind and fled to the Venezuelan Embassy.
Bay of Pigs
Esterline was the CIA project director for the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
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