| Jean Violet |
(lawyer, spook, deep politician)
|Founder of||Le Cercle|
|Member of||Le Cercle, The 61|
In the 1930s, Violet became involved with the Comite Secret pour l’Action Revolutionaire, better known as La Cagoule, (a "far-right political cult modeled on a Freemasonic movement, complete with Masonic-style rites and rituals... a predecessor of Licio Gelli's P-2" led by Eugene Deloncle and Jean Filliol).
Violet worked for the SDECE, and was an influential behind-the-scenes actor in the post World War II Europe, and worked with Opus Dei. Jean Violet started Le Cercle in the 1950s around its titular leader, Antoine Pinay.
He was involved in the Great Oil Sniffer Hoax.
Violet was reputed to have been involved in the 1970 smear of President Pompidou's wife (the Markovic affair).
Jean Violet may have died in a car accident.
Events Participated in
|Le Cercle/1958||18 August 1958||18 August 1958||Europe||Exact dates uncertain|
|Le Cercle/1970 (Washington)||2 December 1970||2 December 1970||US|
Rockefeller family mansion
|Exact dates uncertain|