Aug 14, 1979 • 0155 • State-Georgetown • 211536

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STATE 211536
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E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CDES, GY (PEOPLES TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: PERSONAL EFFECTS OF JONESTOWN DECEDENTS
REF: GEORGETOWN 3494

1. DEPT MOST RECENTLY RECEIVED MEMORANDUM OF LAW FROM LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AS WELL AS MEMO FROM DEPT OF JUSTICE SETTING FORTH THEIR POSITIONS ON U.S. TREASURY CHECKS THAT WERE ENDORSED IN BLANK. THERE ARE STRONG ARGUMENTS MADE ON BOTH SIDES OF ISSUE: CORPORATE PROPERTY VS. PERSONAL PROPERTY.

2. ADDITIONAL RESEARCH PRESENTLY BEING CONDUCTED, AND HOPEFULLY MEETING WITH JUSTICE CAN BE HELD SOON TO FINALIZE DECISION.

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