Serial 499

0 272155Z NOV 78
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
MEMPHIS (89-110) IMMEDIATE
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

Re Memphis teletype to Bureau, dated November 25, 1978; San Francisco telephone call to Memphis, November 27, 1978.

San Francisco office discussed results of Memphis office contact with Mark Lane with USA [U.S. Attorney] William Hunter and Chief Criminal Deputy Robert Breakstone, San Francisco, today. Hunter requested that Lane be immediately recontacted and advised that his office would consider granting immunity to any valuable government witness, however, he obviously is in no position to render an opinion at this time without knowing certain specific details. He requested that Lane provide, without furnishing

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identity of potential witness, the following:

1) The position or roll [role] the witness held in the People’s Temple (PT).

2) Any specific knowledge that trouble of any type would occur during Congressman Ryan’s visit to Guyana.

3) Any specific knowledge of the acquisition, cacheing [caching], licensing or shipment of weapons by PT members.

4) Any direct knowledge of threats to harm any public officials, current or former PT members, as a result of persons attempting to expose the PT, infiltrate the PT or inducing a member to leave the PT.

5) Any knowledge concerning the compromising and/or corruption of public officials.

6) Any knowledge concerning the gathering or cacheing of monies.

7) Any information concerning any contingency plans.

8) Any personal knowledge regarding illegal activities on the part of Jim Jones and/or any PT members.

USA Hunter noted that Mark Lane may desire to personally contact himself or AUSA Breakstone at (415) 556-2308.

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Memphis office requested to immediately contact Mark Lane per above. Memphis further requested to obtain diary from Lane and furnish copy or summary of diary to Bureau and San Francisco office.

“Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies”.

BT

Originally posted on March 26th, 2019.

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