Serial 1557-9


Federal Bureau of Investigation

Date of transcription 1/2/79

[name deleted] was contacted immediately after his arrival aboard Pan American Airlines Flight Number 228 at the Pan American Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFKIA), advised of the identities of Special Agents (SAS) [name deleted], Federal Bureau of Investigation, [2 names deleted], United States (US) Secret Service. SA [name deleted] advised [name deleted] that the FBI and the US Secret Service were conducting an investigation into the assassination of US Congressman Leo Ryan on November 18, 1978, in Guyana.

[name deleted] advised that he understood the nature of the investigation, but stated that before he made any comments, he wished to see his attorney, whom he believed present at JFKIA, and whom he identified as [name deleted]. SA [name deleted] advised [name deleted] that arrangements would be made for [name deleted] to speak with [name deleted] and requested that he furnish on a voluntary basis, prior to meeting [name deleted], background and descriptive data concerning himself. [name deleted] stated that he had no objection to furnishing the above information and the following was obtained by observation and interview:

[Balance of page 1 and top of page 2, giving physical description, occupation, education, and relatives of interview subject all deleted.]

At 7:50 PM, the interview was suspended and [name deleted] was introduced to [name deleted]. Attorney-At-Law. Subsequent to speaking with [name deleted] advised that on the advice of legal counsel, he did not wish to make any further statements. [Name deleted] was then photographed and fingerprinted by personnel of the FBI and turned over to US Customs personnel for processing.