Sept 21, 1979 • 1847 • Georgetown-State • 4267

[Editor’s note: This text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979GEORGE04267_e.html.]

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ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ADS-00 FBI-03 L-03 /022 W
——————077122 251004Z /17

R 211847Z SEP 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 0636
INFO AMEMBASSY BOGATA
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BOGATA FOR LEGATT
DEPT F OR ARA/CAR MCCOY

E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: SOCI (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJ: FBI INTEREST IN PEOPLE’S TEMPLE MATERIAL
REF: A. 12 SEPT 79 CABLE FROM FBI TO EMB GEORGETOWN INFO DEPARTMENT OF STATE FOR MCCOY: B. GEORGETOWN 4073

1. REFTEL REPORTS FBI SAN FRANCISCO INTEREST IN DOCUMENTS FORWARDED BY DCM TO ARA/CAR MCCOY UNDER COVER OF OFFICIAL-INFORAML OF JULY 19 WHICH ENCLOSED 13 PAGES OF DOCUMENTS WITH REQUEST THAT THEY BE FORWARDED TO FBI SAIC DON HALE IN SAN FRANCISCO. AS STATED IN JULY 19 LETTER, SOURCE HAD COME ACROSS A QUANTITY OF PEOPLES TEMPLE MATERIAL WHICH HE INFORMED DCM HE EXPECTED TO SHARE WITH FBI SAN FRANCISCO. THIRTEEN PAGES WERE COPIES OF WHAT APPEARED TO BE MOST SIGNIFICANT DOCUMENTS.

2. PLEASE TRANSMIT COPIES OF DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED IN JULY 19 LETTER TO FBI, IF NOT ALREADY SENT, AND

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INFORM FBI THAT EMBASSY HAS NO OTHER MATERIAL REGARDING PEOPLE’S TEMPLE. ADVISE IF ANOTHER COPY OF THIRTEEN PAGES DESIRED FROM EMBASSY.

BURKE

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