Hafis Salich was a naturalized American citizen from Russia who worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence in the 1930s. Salich was recruited by Soviet intelligence in 1938. Along with Mikhail Gorin, a Soviet intelligence Case Officer covering as the head of the Los Angeles Intourist office, Salich was arrested in 1939 and later convicted of espionage. Salich received a prison sentence and Gorin received probation. Gorin paid a $10,000 fine and returned to the Soviet Union.
- Hoover to San Francisco FBI, 22 November 1944, FBI Comintern Apparatus file, serial 3474.