William Torbitt is the pseudonymous author of Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal (1970). When the book was published the author claimed he was a lawyer working in the southwestern part of the United States.
Jim Marrs, who interviewed Torbitt when he was working for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram claims that his real name was David Copeland, a lawyer from Waco. Marrs told him that "he got his information from two government agents - one with the Secret Service and the other with the FBI."
During the Second World War Torbitt served in the United States Navy. After completing a law degree from the University of Texas he worked as a prosecuting attorney (1949-51). He admits that his clients includes people involved in committing political murder. He claims he has also represented people involved in the "financial dealings of organized crime in Texas".
In Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal Torbitt claims that John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a "fascist cabal... who planned to lay the blame on honest right-wing conservatives, if their first ploy, to lay the blame on Oswald and the Communists, was not bought."
Torbitt argues that a Swiss Corporation named Permindex engineered the assassination. Also involved included Defense Industrial Security Command, organized by J. Edgar Hoover and William Sullivan. Torbitt claims that DISC agents included Clay Shaw, Guy Banister, David Ferrie, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby with Louis M. Bloomfield of Montreal, Canada in charge.
According to the author Permindex was comprised of:
(1) Solidarists, an Eastern European exile organization.
(2) American Council of Christian Churches led by Haroldson L. Hunt.
(3) Free Cuba Committee headed by Carlos Prio Socarras.
(5) Security Division of NASA headed by Wernher von Braun.
According to Torbitt, others involved in the assassination included Lyndon B. Johnson, Walter Jenkins, Fred Korth, John Connally, William Seymour, Robert McKeown, Sergio Arcacha Smith, Lee Harvey Oswald, Ruth Paine, Michael Paine, Gordon Novel, and Clint Murchison.
Torbitt adds that the "anti-Castro Cuban part of the plan was to tie the Castroregime into the murder of Kennedy and thus to have the U. S.military give all service to the overthrow of Castro".
In his book Who Shot JFK? (2002) Robin Ramsay argues that Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal was an attempt by the Central Intelligence Agency to link the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. "Torbitt took Garrison's inquiry into the ClA's links to the assassination and converted them into a story about the FBI's responsibility for the assassination. (This, in my view, tells us that the author/s of Torbitt were working for the CIA, trying to diminish the 'Garrison effect.')"
Torbitt also argues that J. Edgar Hoover and Louis M. Bloomfield planned the execution of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. He names Albert Osborne (John Howard Bowen) as the man who organized these two assassinations.