Dec 3, 1979 • 1235 • Georgetown-State • 5325

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GEORGE 05325 040131Z
ACTION L-03
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ADS-00 COMP-01 FS-01 /021 W
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R 031235Z DEC 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 1160
INFO AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 5325
PASS L/ARA

E.O. 12065: NA
TAG: CGEN, GY (PEOPLES TEMPLE)
SUBJ: LEGAL FEE OF ATTORNEY RETAINED BY DEPARTMENT TO ADVISE ON PEOPLES TEMPLE
REF: A. STATE 74517 B. STATE 36840 C. STATE 4389 D. GEORGETOWN 699

1. ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE, MR. TERRY FORTUNE OF L/ARA RETAINED LOCAL BARRISTER GORDON GILLETTE IN DECEMBER 1978 FOR LEGAL CONSULTATIONS ON QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE PEOPLES TEMPLE. MR. GILLETTE HAS NOW SUBMITTED TO EMBASSY GEORGETOWN HIS STATEMENT OF FEE FOR “PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, DECEMBER 1978 TO MAY 1979” IN THE AMOUNT OF US $1,000. STATEMENT BEING POUCHED TO L/ARA.

2. MR. GILLETTE HAS LEFT GUYANA PERMANENTLY AND HIS ADDRESS IS NOW P.O. BOX 886, ST. ANN’S AVENUE, ST. ANN’S, TRINIDAD.

3. MR. GILLETTE REQUESTS THAT A US DOLLAR CHECK IN UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED PAGE 02 GEORGE 05325 040131Z SETTLEMENT OF HIS FEE BE DEPOSITED IN HIS LONDON BANK AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: GURRENT ACCOUNT NO. 22181483 (GORDON STIRLING SMITH GILLETTE AND/OR MRS. CICELY MURIEL GILLETTE) BARCLAYS INTERNATIONAL OCEANIC HOUSE 1 COCKSPUR STREET LONDON SWIY 5BG ENGLAND

4. PLEASE INFORM EMBASSY GEORGETOWN WHEN PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE.

DWYER

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