March 25, 1979 • 0728 • State-Georgetown • 74517

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STATE 074517
ORIGIN L-03
INFO OCT-01 ARA-11 ISO-00 JUSE-00 OCS-06 CA-01 /022 R
DRAFTED BY L/ARA:T.FORTUNE:JV
APPROVED BY L/ARA:M.KOZAK
ARA/CAR – R. MCCOY (PHONE)
JUSTICE – J. BRAUN (SUBS)
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R 250728Z MAR 79
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
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E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO)
SUBJEC,: U.S. LITIGATION IN GUYANA; JONESTOWN TAPES ,
REFS: (A) FORTUNE/DWYER TELECON, 3/19; (B) GEORGETOWN 01213

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2. IN RESPONSE TO QUESTION POSED IN REFCON, PRESENT INTENTION OF JUSTICE IS TO FOREGO LITIGATION IN GUYANA. JUSTICE APPEARS CONTENT TO RELY ON RECEIVER TO DEFEND ACTION INITIATED BY GOG AND TO RETURN ANY ASSETS REMAINING AFTER LITIGATION TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE CALIFORNIA COURT. IF FOR SOME REASON RECEIVER DECLINES TO ENTER LITIGATION IN GUYANA, JUSTICE MAY RECONSIDER DECISION TO STAY OUT. EMBASSY IS REQUESTED TO INFORM GILLETTE THAT WE HAVE NO PRESENT INTENTION OF INITIATING LITIGATION.

3. GILLETTE MAY WISH TO SUBMIT A BILL FOR SERVICES HE HAS

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RENDERED TO DATE. EMBASSY IS REQUESTED TO INFORM GILLETTE THAT ALTHOUGH METHOD OF PAYMENT HE SUGGESTED TO FORTUNE IS NOT POSSIBLE, HE MAY FIND IT DESIRABLE TO DEFER HIS BILLING UNTIL AFTER HE CHANGES HIS RESIDENCE, AND TO RECEIVE PAYMENT AT HIS NEW RESIDENCE.

4. DEPARTMENT CONCURS IN SUGGESTION CONTAINED IN REFTEL B AND HAS RAISED QUESTION WITH JUSTICE. RECEIVER, AS REPRESENTATIVE OF TEMPLE HAS STANDING TO CLAIM PROCEEDS OF TAPE SALE AS TEMPLE ASSETS. JUSTICE INTENDS TO SUGGEST THIS COURSE TO RECEIVER.

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