March 27, 1979 • 1628 • Georgetown-State • 1344

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 2086 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text of this document was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979GEORGE01344_e.html.]

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FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO AMEMBASSY CARACAS
INFO SECSTATE WASHDC 9280
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CARACAS FOR LEGATT
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: OREP, GY(RYAN, LEO)(PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJ: INFORMATION REQUESTED BY FBI
REF: A. CARACAS 1577 (NOTAL)
B. GEORGETOWN 916
C. STATE 58518
D. STATE 73947

1. IN MEETING WITH ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE ROBERTS ON MARCH 15, DCM REQUESTED TRANSCRIPTS OF TESTIMONY OF PEOPLE’S TEMPLE MEMBERS TAKEN BY GUYANESE POLICE AND, IN PARTICULAR, OF TIMOTHY AND MICHAEL CARTER AND MICHAEL PROKES. BORBERTS [ROBERTS] ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HE HAD PROMISED THIS MATERIAL TO THE FBI, REGRETTED THAT HE HAD NOT PASSED IT ON EARLIER, AND PROMISED IT FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK. ON MARCH 24 DCM AGAIN SPOKE WITH COMMISSIONER ROBERTS AND OFFERED THE USE OF EMBASSY XEROX MACHINE AND PAPER IF DESIRED. ROBERTS AGAIN APOLOGIZED AND PROMISED THAT MATERIAL FOR EARLY FOLLOWING WEEK. COMMENT: WE WILL KEEP TRYING.

2. ACCORDING TO ROBERTS, REMAINING PEOPLE’S TEMPLE MEMBERS

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ARE NOT UNDER ANY SURVEILLANCE AND ARE FREE TO TRAVEL AS THEY CHOOSE. COMMENT: EMBASSY WILL CONTINUE TO BE NOTIFIED BY IMMIGRATION WHEN REMAINING TEMPLE MEMBERS LEAVE GUYANA. EMBASSY RECORDS SHOW THAT TEMPLE MEMBERS REMAINING IN GUYANA ARE: CHARLES, MICHAEL, AND DEBORAH TOUCHETTE, PAULA ADAMS, NEDRA YATES, PHILLIP BLAKEY (BRITISH CITIZEN, AND STANLEY CLAYTON (WHO HAS RETURNED TO GUYANA AFTER A VISIT TO THE US). IN ADDITION, LAWRENCE [Laurence] LAYTON AND CHARLES BEIKMAN REMAIN INCARCERATED.

3. GUYANESE IMMIGRATION RECORDS REFLECT THE FOLLOWING TRAVEL FOR TIMOTHY AND MICHAEL CARTER, MICHAEL PROKES AND PAULA ADAMS.

TIMOTHY JAMES CARTER;
ARRIVE AUG 24 1977 FROM USA
DEPART OCT 4, 1978 TO TRINIDAD
ARRIVE OCT 7, 1978 FROM TRINIDAD
DEPART OCT 16, 1978 TO SAN FRANCISCO
ARRIVE NOV 12, 1978 FROM SAN FRANCISCO
DEPART DEC 29, 1978 TO 206 W 42 ND ST, BOISE, INDIANA, (SIC) [IN ORIGINAL], USA

MICHAEL JULIAN CARTER:
ARRIVE SEP 23, 1977 FROM USA
DEPART DEC 29, 1978 TO 206 W 42ND ST, BOISE, INDIANA, (SIC) USA

MICHAEL JOSEPH PROKES:
ARRIVE DEC 20, 1974 FROM USA
DEPART DEC 30, 1974 TO CALIFORNIA
ARRIVE NOV 2, 1975 FROM USA
DEPART NOV 7, 1975 TO USA
ARRIVE MAR 11, 1976 FROM USA
DEPART MAR 17, 1976 TO TRINIDAD
ARRIVE OCT 10, 1976 FROM USA

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DEPART OCT 16, 1976 TO USA
ARRIVE DEPART DEC 31, 1976 TO SAN FRANCISCO
ARRIVE FEB 24, 1977 FROM USA
DEPART MAR 3, 1977 TO SAN FRANCISCO
ARRIVE AUG 19, 1977 FROM SAN FRANCISCO
DEPART DEC 24, 1978 TO CALIFORNIA

PAULA JEAN ADAMS:
ARRIVE JAN 3, 1974 FROM USA
DEPART OCT 30, 1974 TO PARAMARIBO
ARRIVE NOV 3, 1974 FROM PARAMARIBO
DEPART NOV 11, 1974 TO PARAMARIBO
ARRIVE NOV 12, 1974 FROM PARAMARIBO
DEPART MAR 14, 1975 TO SAN FRANCISCO
ARRIVE APR 7, 1975 FROM USA
DEPART MAR 27, 1977 TO TRINIDAD
ARRIVE MAR 27, 1977 FROM TRINIDAD
DEPART AUG 17, 1977 TO SAN FRANCISCO
ARRIVE AUG 26, 1977 FROM SAN FRANCISCO
DEPART DEC 19, 1977 TO SURINAME
ARRIVE DEC 23, 1977 FROM SURINAME
DEPART SEP 17, 1978 TO SAN FRANCISCO
ARRIVE OCT 25, 1978 FROM SAN FRANCISCO

4. THERE IS NOT RECORD OF A TELEPHONE CALL MADE BY LEE INGRAM ON NOVEMBER 18, 1978, FROM NUMBER 71924 (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE HOUSE IN GEORGETOWN). THE FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL CALLS WERE MADE OR RECEIVED BY NUMBER 71924 DURING OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 1978:

OVERSEAS PERSON CALLED
OCTOBER CALL CALLER IN GUYANA DURATION
1 6623359 TRINIDAD HAZARIE MISS K. LAYTON 3 MIN
6 51061 (EXT 320) TRINIDAD CARTER MARY WOTHERSPOON 18 MIN

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7 ” T. CARTER SHARON AMOS
7 – T. CARTER M. WOTHERSPOON
16 6644268 TRINIDAD CARTER 3 MIN 7 MIN NO NAME MENTIONED 5 MIN

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TO AMEMBASSY CARACAS
INFO SECSTATE WASHDC 9281

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19 616450 CARACAS W. HOLDER JOYCE PARKS 14 MIN
24 4410422 CARACAS MRS HOLDER MARY WOTHERSPOON 3 MIN
25 616450 CARACAS JOYCE PARKS SHARON AMOS 12 MIN
26 616450 CARACAS JOYCE PARKS SHARON AMOS 3 MIN
# ALL CALLS IN OCTOBER WERE INCOMING.

NOVEMBER
11 4159229597 USA SHARON AMOS J. BROWN 21 MIN
13 ” SHARON AMOS J. BROWN 12 MIN
18 ” SHARON AMOS T. ADAMS 8 MIN
18 ” SHARON AMOS S. BRADSHAW 4 MIN

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20 4159226418 USA D. TOUCHETTE MISS BRADSHAW 8 MIN

# ALL CALLS IN NOVEMBER WERE OUTGOING.

5. FOR DEPARTMENT: PRESUME COPY OF THIS TELEGRAM TO DEPARTMENT REPRESENTS COMPLIANCE WITH SUBSECTIION (C) OF PRIVACY ACT REQUIRING REPORT OF RELASE OF INFORMATION TO FBI IN PURSUANCE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION (REF D).

BURKE [JOHN BURKE, AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO GUYANA]

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