To: Mr. Young
From: C. P. Monroe
Subject: INQUIRY FROM THE HOUSE PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE (HPSCI) REGARDING JONESTOWN, GUYANA
PURPOSE: To provide a response to R. S. Young’s memorandum of 12/10/80 (attached) regarding a briefing requested by the HPSCI.
RECOMMENDATION: That the Congressional Affairs Unit advise the HPSCI that SA [name deleted], Unit Chief, Personal Crimes Unit (PCU), Criminal Investigative Division (CID), and/or SA [name deleted], PCU, CID, will brief the HPSCI regarding this matter with the deletion of identifiers as set forth in the details below.
DETAILS: The HPSCI has requested that the FBI brief its staff regarding the FBI documents found in Jonestown. Specifically, the Community desires to know how the documents got to Jonestown and whether any FBI informants were identified as a result.
Memo Munro to Mr. Young
Re: INQUIRY FROM THE HPSCI REGARDING JONESTOWN, GUYANA
By teletype dated 1/28/81 (attached) the Los Angeles Office advised that a review of their files disclosed that on 12/14/78 a former FBI employee admitted taking certain documents from our Los Angeles Office while employed. The former FBI employee subsequently turned the documents over to an attorney. The attorney advised that one of his former employees, who was also a former People’s Temple (PT) member, possibly copied the documents and caused them to be transported to Jonestown. A document found at Jonestown indicates that the attorney’s former employee discovered were the attorney maintained the documents which he received from the former FBI employee and made photocopies. The recovered documents revealed the identities of nine FBI informants by name and referred to four FBI informants by symbol number. The informants were made aware by the FBI at the release of their identities to persons outside the FBI. The informants who were identified were not at that time furnishing information to the FBI. The US Department of Justice was made aware of all details regarding this investigation.