Serial 1430

0 262018Z DEC 78
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P) (SQ. 2)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
TO NEW YORK (89-495) (IMMEDIATE)
TO BQMRA (IMMEDIATE)
TO SACRAMENTO (89-191) (IMMEDIATE)
TO WFO (89-750) (IMMEDIATE) (VIA HQ)
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

Sacramento office advised San Francisco office that on December 26, 1978, A.M., Michael Joseph Prokes, Peoples Temple (PT) member and survivor of Jonestown, telephonically contacted the Modesto RA on December 26, 1978, advising that he is staying with his mother, Mrs. Mary A. Prokes at 1701 Concord Avenue, Modesto, California, telephone number (209) 523-0666. Prokes advised he had arrived in the United States at JFK on December 24, 1978, via Pan Am flight number 228, subsequently

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traveling to San Francisco via American Airlines flight 15. He stated he traveled under his true name and utilized his own passport. Prokes claimed that no other PT members accompanied him on Pan Am flight number 228. He stated that Michael and Tim Carter, along with a number of other PT members, have been authorized to leave Guyana by Guyanese officials and Doug Ellis [Ellice], U.S. Embassy official, Georgetown, was in the process of arranging travel to the United States for these individuals.

Prokes stated that he assumed the FBI desired to interview him and that he is interested in assisting the FBI in captioned matter. He added, however, that he desired to contact an attorney prior to interview and that he may desire to have the attorney present during the interview. Prokes subsequently telephonically advised Modesto RA that he will be available for interview at the RA at 10:00 A.M. on December 27, 1978 and at this time is not certain whether or not his attorney will accompany him.

Special Agent [name deleted], San Francisco Office, and Special Agent [name deleted], USSS, San Francisco, will

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conduct interview of Prokes. [3 lines deleted]

Leads. WFO. At Washington, D.C. Per Bureau instruction will place individual stops at INS, Washington, D.C. on all known PT survivors in Guyana. Note that Bureau on December 26, 1978, was in receipt of communication by State Department listing 20 PT survivors that have been included by Guyanese authorities to leave Guyana. Pirro was in the process of transmitting this list of survivors to WFO.

Armed and dangerous.

BT

Originally posted on July 24th, 2020.

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