Tony Sforza was agent in the Central Intelligence Agency (cryptonym Sloman) and was based in Cuba in 1959. He lived in Havana under the cover of being a professional gambler (Frank Stevens) and developed contacts with the Mafia. A close associate of Theodore Shackley, he was based at JM/WAVE in the early 1960s and worked as a paramilitary agent with Grayston Lynch and Rip Robertson.
In 1963 Sforza was in Cuba under deep cover. It is possible he was involved at the time of trying to get Fidel Castro's sister, Juanita Castro, out of the country. Recently released documents show that he was in Mexico City in November, 1963.
In 1970 Sforza served in Chile. According to David Corn (Blond Ghost), Sforza worked with General Roberto Viaux in the overthrow of Salvador Allende. Corn quotes a memo written by fellow agent, John Murray, that Sforza and Bruce MacMaster, took part in a mission "to help create a situation which would encourage the Chilean military to activate a military takeover of the Chilean government."
Sforza moved to Mexico in 1971. Bruce MacMaster, a veteran CIA operative, claimed that Sforza had exploited "Agency pouches to ship contraband" and "had sent a large package of hard-core pornography to the Mexico City station".
In May, 1973, John Murray, chief of the CIA station in Mexico City, sent documents to Theodore Shackley that Tony Sforza was involved in the assassination of General Rene Schneider in Chile. Shackley did nothing with this material and instead sent Murray to be chief of station in Jamaica.
Gaeton Fonzi quotes Ruben Carbajal in The Last Investigation as saying that Sforza was very close to David Morales. According to Carbajal, both men admitted that "they killed men for the agency". Fonzi also saw a CIA document that stated "Sforza is a hit man and should be regarded as dangerous".
According to his daughter, Charmaine Sforza-Flick, Sforza left the CIA after his identity was revealled by the Washington Post. After leaving the agency Tony Sforza ran an import-export business in Miami. Sforza died in 1984.
In a letter sent to John R. Tunheim in 1994, Bradley E. Ayers claimed that nine people based at JM/WAVE "have intimate operational knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the assassination" of John F. Kennedy. Ayers named Tony Sforza, Gordon Campbell, Grayston Lynch, Theodore Shackley, Felix Rodriguez, Thomas Clines, David Morales, Rip Robertson and Edward Roderick as the men who had this information.
In October 2009, Juanita Castro claimed that she was recruited to work for the CIA by Tony Sforza in 1959. Sforza was working on a Cuba-related project known as Operation Mongoose. "Many of our men are working there (in Cuba) and run the risk of being discovered," Sforza told her at the Hotel Camino Real in Mexico City. "The mission involves protecting them and helping them move from one place to another with as much security as possible, finding them places to stay in houses that are safe."