Permindex was a trade organization created in 1958 by Canadian lawyer Louis Bloomfield who became its president and chairman of its board. Its name was a contraction of "Permanent Industrial Expositions".
Permindex was implicated in the financing of the 1962 Organisation de l'armée secrète (OAS) assassination attempt on French President Charles de Gaulle. Guy Banister, in 1962, dispatched an associate, Maurice Brooks Gatlin - legal counsel of Banister's "Anti-Communist League of the Caribbean", to Paris to deliver a suitcase containing $200,000 for the OAS. The source of the funds was the Bank Hapoalim owned by the Histadrut and they were channeled into Banque du Credit Internationale accounts maintained by Permindex. Canadian Louis Bloomfield was the head of Permindex, head of FBI Division Five and leading fund raiser for Histadrut in Canada.
Following this investigation and accusations by the Italian Press that Permindex was a cover for CIA espionage in Italy the Italian government expelled Permindex in 1962 for subversive activities.
JFK assassination allegations
During his investigations of Clay Shaw and the Trial of Clay Shaw New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison was able to connect Permindex to figures he accused of participating in the John F. Kennedy Assassination. Clay Shaw head of the New Orleans International Trade Mart, in the 1962 edition of Who's Who in the South and Southwest, gave biographical information that he was on the board of directors of Permindex
Guy Banister linked to Permindex through the attempted assassination of de Gaulle had strong links to both pro-Castro and anti-Castro figures in the New Orleans area. He was also accused of being an associate of Clay Shaw.
In New Orleans, Delphine Roberts (Guy Banister's secretary) identified Permindex board member Ferenc Nagy from his photograph as someone she had seen at Guy Banister's office. Ferenc Nagy was a long-time asset of CIA Deputy Director of Plans, Frank Wisner. Nagy's partner in the leadership of PERMINDEX was Giorgio Mantello, aka George Mandel, aka George Mantello who during World War II had traded in Jewish refugees, profiting handsomely from their misery from his perch at the consulate of El Salvador in Bern. It was Mandel who had been the official founder of PERMINDEX. CIA kept silent, but the State Department learned that, as 'Georges Mandel,' Mantello had been engaged in the 'wartime Jewish refugee racket' until he was expelled from Switzerland.
In the spring of 1958, Enrico Mantello, the vice president of PERMINDEX and brother of Giorgio, visited New Orleans. Touring the Trade Mart, he invited Clay Shaw to join the board of directors as a means of defusing the criticism of PERMINDEX; its critics by now included the State Department itself. Nagy appeared at the American Embassy in Rome to announce that he intended 'to strengthen US control in PERMINDEX by adding to its Board of Directors a Mr. Shaw, who is in charge of the New Orleans, Louisiana permanent exhibit.'.
Initial Board Members on the Swiss incorporation papers in 1958:
Louis Bloomfield, Lawyer, President
Ferenc Nagy, former anti-Communist Prime Minister Hungarian
Georgio Mantello aka George Mantello aka George Mandel, alleged "rescuer" of Jewish refugees and official founder of PERMINDEX
Roy Marcus Cohn, US lawyer for Senator Joseph McCarthy, Lionel Corporation
Joseph Bonanno, Mafia figure, Lionel Corporation
Jean Menu de Ménil, owner of Schlumberger Limited
Count Guitierez di Spadafora, Undersecretary of Agriculture for Benito Mussolini
Hans Seligman, Basel, Switzerland banker
Carlo d'Amelio, Italian Lawyer, Head Consul for Centro Mondiale Commerciale (CMC)
Max Hageman, newspaper editor National Zeitung Munich
Munir Chourbagi, uncle to King Farouk of Egypt
Giuseppe Zigotti, Italian Fascist
Ferenc H. Simonfay, Major-General in Hungary and Nazi collaborator 
Clay Shaw, New Orleans International Trade Mart
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