Serial 1400

0 211010Z DEC 78
FM BERN (89-6) (P)
TO DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286) PRIORITY 421-21
MEXICO CITY PRIORITY 003-21
BT
UNCLAS EFTO
RYMUR, 00: SAN FRANCISCO.

ReBerCab, December 18, 1978.

[Paragraph Deleted]

[half line deleted] advise that the account 100-468-1 is not a number of account in Switzerland. It is believed that this account, too, may be in Panama. [5 lines deleted] This may lend some evidence to support possible investigation for embezzlement or fraudulent conversion of sect members’ personal assets.

PAGE TWO BER 89-6 UNCLAS EFTO

[1 paragraph deleted] Legat doubts that a safe deposit box at UBS, Switzerland, in fact, belongs to the People’s Temple. A possibility is that a box at UBS in Panama has the same number as a box in Switzerland.

Legat sees no reason why accounts would be in Panama and safe deposit box in Switzerland, especially since September 17, 1978, letter concerned both the accounts in Panama and safe deposit box 14665/HUK.

Lead:

Mexico City:

Determine if safe deposit box 14665/HUK is also located at Union Bank of Switzerland, Panama.

Administrative:

Bureau is requested to retransmit to San Francisco.

BT

Originally posted on July 15th, 2020.

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