Serial 2195

FBI Airtel

Date 5/17/79

TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (89-4286)
FROM: SAC, SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P) (SQ. 1)

Enclosed for the Bureau are 2 copies of FD-302 concerning material furnished by [name deleted], Investigator, California Department of Justice.

In view of the fact that the above enclosed FD-302 identifies numerous bank accounts used by the PT, the Bureau is requested to furnish copy to Civil Division, Department of Justice, handling PT assets.

“Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies”.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

Date of transcription 5/17/79

[name deleted], Investigator, Department of Justice, State of California, 2720 Taylor Street, San Francisco, California, furnished agent 28 pages, which reflects rubber stamps identifying numerous banks. [name deleted] advised that these rubber stamps currently in possession of the San Francisco People’s Temple receiver.

Copies of the above pages as well as a 2 page newspaper article and 1 page reflecting identification of known People’s Temple assets are attached to this report.

[Page 3 – Graphic from unknown newspaper from unknown date]

Peoples Temple assets

Foreign bank accounts $17,234,689
California real estate  
San Francisco temple, 1859 Geary Blvd. $300,000
Mendocino County:  
Happy Acres Ranch, 37 acres, including 11 acres of vineyards $350,000
Redwood Valley Temple, 3 acres including Jones’ house and pool $300,000
Los Angeles County  
Castaic Ranch, 65 acres deeded to Charles Garry law firm $60,000
1435 Alvarado Terrace, Los Angeles $88,320
932 E. Santa Barbara Ave., Los Angeles $9880
Total $1,148,200
Cash, gold and jewelry  
Cash at San Francisco Temple $100,000
Cash found at or near Jonestown $1,039,367.49
Checks found at Jonestown $200,000
Cash, jewelry, gold confiscated by Guyana government $1,000,000
Cash returned by Soviet Embassy in Guyana $34,800
Total $2,874,167.49
California bank accounts  
Bank of Montréal, San Francisco $21,000
Bank of Montréal, San Francisco $100,000
Wells Fargo Bank, Los Angeles Unknown
Investment at Jonestown  
Improvements, equipment, supplies  
Total $5,000,000
Total known Peoples Temple assets $26,056,956

[Bottom half of page is world map showing location of assets]

[Pages 3 & 4 is from unknown newspaper from unknown date, likely accompanying graphic reproduced on page 2 of serial]

[Page 6 – 33, Rubber stamps used for deposits into Peoples Temple bank accounts, and Temple administrative forms ]