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[Editor’s note: Text from https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE299133_d.html.]

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ORIGIN L-03
INFO OCT-01 ARA-11 ISO-00 SCS-06 CA-01 SSO-00 H-01 SS-15 JUSE-00 FBIE-00 /038 R
DRAFTED BY L/ARA:MKOZAK:MJB
APPROVED BY ARA-RBRUCE
S/S-O:RCASTRODALE
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O 260355Z NOV 78 ZFF4
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN NIACT IMMEDIATE
C O N F I D E N T I A L STATE 299133

E.O. 11652: GDS
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY, AFSP
SUBJECT: ENGAGEMENT OF LOCAL LEGAL COUNSEL TO ASSIST USG TO DISCHARGE RESPONSIBILITIES IN CONNECTION WITH JONESTOWN DISASTER AND ESTATES OF DECEASED AMERICANS
REF: GEORGETOWN 3938 AND PREVIOUS

1. Before proceeding to retain Lloyd Luckhoo [name originally withheld by FBI], we would want to consider further the implications of his firm’s involvement in the Stoen case and potential involvement in the Layton defense.

2. Meanwhile, would appreciate your advising us whether Luckhoo represents the only feasible option. Is he the only person who, in your judgment, is properly qualified to provide advice to the USG [U.S. Government]?

3. Appreciate your judgment soonest so that we can make early decision on this matter.

Christopher [Acting Secretary of State Warren Christopher]

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Originally posted on March 24th, 2019.

Last modified on January 30th, 2020.
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