RYMUR Serial 2628x
May 16, 1981 • 1203 • State-Georgetown • 128108

(Editor’s notes: The name in this serial who is deleted is FBI Special Agent Donald Hale, whose name appears more than 25 times in RYMUR serials. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.

(This is a cable from the files of the State Department that was included in the FBI’s 2009 RYMUR release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act. It was not included in the State Department’s own release, but we have included identifying information for it using the agency’s designations.)

UNCLASSIFIED FBB 878

[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]

0 161203Z MAY 81
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS STATE 128108
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CGEN
SUBJ: JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE: JONESTOWN LITIGATION: TRAVEL OF WITNESSES
REF: (A) STATE 016410; (B) STATE 084964; (C) GEORGETOWN 2007; (D) STATE 121785

1. Assistant US Attorney Robert Dondero, Northern District of California desires the attendance of the following Guyanese witnesses:

(A) Deputy Commissioner of Policy [Police] Skip Roberts, Georgetown, Guyana:
(B) Detective Inspector of Police Jagmahon, Albertown Police Department:
(C) Detective Superintendent of Police Alvin Smith (for whereabouts):
(D) Supernumerary Constable Mortimer Kansan-Ally, Port Kaituma, Northwest Territory:
(E) Dr. Leslie Mootoo, Georgetown Hospital, Georgetown, Guyana
(F) Joel Clementson, Port Kaituma, Northwest Territory.

2. Each witness should be furnished GTR for round-trip air coach transportation between witness’s residence in the city at which the court is sitting (San Francisco), and Guyana dollars 200 (equivalent US dollars 78.58) cash per diem. The foregoing are to be charged against Justice appropriation member 1510311, Fees and Expenses of Witnesses, Department of Justice, 1G6011 Fund Code.

3. Arrangements will be made by [Donald Hale], Special Agent, FBI, San Francisco, to meet witnesses at port of entry, provide balance of attendance fee and assist in onward transportation to San Francisco.

4. As per reftel (B), pretrial hearing is scheduled for July 7, 1981, trial scheduled for July 9, 1981. Roberts, Smith, Jagmahon, Kansan-Ally, and Clementson should travel by July 5, 1981. If that date is not possible, they should travel earlier. Mootoo’s presence required week of July 13, 1981.

TM Please keep Department advised of developments as arrangements finalize in order that plans to meet witnesses may be prepared.

Haig [Alexander Haig, Secretary of State]

Originally posted on November 16th, 2020.

Last modified on June 21st, 2022.
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