Serial 524

0 282238Z NOV 78
FM FBI WASHINGTON FIELD (89-750) (P)
TO DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
FBI PHOENIX IMMEDIATE
FBI SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) IMMEDIATE (SF VIA FBIHQ)
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

Re Washington Field teletype dated November 27, 1978.

A review of Washington Field Office (WFO) file 62-11087, Bureau file 63-17034, San Francisco file 62-7088 concerning the interception of ham radio traffic between the Peoples Temple (PT) stations by Sergeant [name withheld], Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, during September 1977, reveals the following messages:

“Tell 8R1 to tell him not to come in in a threatening manner. Not to come in here in a threatening manner. She is on her way. She is on her way. Do you copy so far? Over.

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That’s fine the way you just said it.

8R1, did you copy that?

Because, because it will endanger the lives. It will endanger the lives of seven hundred people. It will endanger all the lives of our people. Tell him not to come in in a threatening manner because it will endanger the lives of all out [our] people here. She is on her way.”

Previous transmissions refer to a Geneva who did not feel she had any future unless they could stand together with their children and that Geneva was on her way.

“Okay, we want to know… Okay, we need to know… What we must know is that, okay, I understand that he’s coming in, supposedly, with just our people tomorrow on a charter. But what we need to know from him, we must know from his [him], is he going to notify anyone else, notify anyone else to come. Not here, you know, if he doesn’t appear at such and such a time or something like that. We must know that. Because, you know what would happen if something like that

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happened.”

Transmissions immediately prior to this referred to Geneva’s Teddy being contacted by a representative (not further identified) and concern as to whether the representative was coming tomorrow (September 12, 1977), on the charter. This information is supplied by Teddy to Sheila.

“No. I’m talking about Teddy. Does anybody know what Teddy’s plans are? Did anybody tell him that this man, this man that came to visit him is very much tied in with the whole conspiracy?

8R1, can you answer that, yes or no? Over.

Stand by.

Roger. Roger. Roger. He knows.”

Shortly thereafter – “This is Sheila. This is Sheila. Teddy never talked to him. Teddy never talked to him. Over.

I know that. I know that. They were to tell him that this man is connected with the conspiracy. I just want to know if he gave any response to that. They told Teddy who

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this man was that came to visit us. They told him his connection with the conspiracy. I want to know if Teddy said anything in response to that.”

Senator Edward Kennedy’s office was contacted to determine if Senator Kennedy had planned any trip or inquiry regarding the PT. Senator Kennedy has never planned a trip regarding the PT and no letters or other information was received by his office prior to Congressman Ryan’s death.

Pursuant to Bureau telephone call to WFO, the following notified that Senator John Stennis is included on the “hit” list of the PT:

Officer [deleted name], United States Capitol Police, Intelligence Division.

Detective [deleted name], Metropolitan Police Department, Investigative Services Division.

November 28, 1978, Mr. [deleted name], Security, FCC, advised ham radio call number WB5QAV is not an assigned designation. Liaison has been established with USSS [US Secret Service] at Washington, D.C. (WDC),

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by WFO.

[deleted name], Security, FCC, revised November 28, 1978, the Livermore California, monitoring station of the FCC is still receiving requests from the Hayward RA for recordings of PT ham radio transmissions. It was re-affirmed that a subpoena would be served on the FCC Headquarters, WDC, and FCC Headquarters would obtain all available recordings or transcripts and turn these over to WFO.

WFO has begun reviewing letters received by the FCC regarding the PT and is in the process of obtaining passport applications from the Department of State. Leads from the passport applications will be set out to interview relatives or associates for information regarding the PT as set forth in San Francisco teletype dated November 22, 1978.

Leads. San Francisco. At San Francisco. Will attempt to ascertain the identity of Sheila, Teddy, and Geneva through information available your division.

Discontinue efforts to obtain tapes from the Livermore

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FCC monitoring station as per WFO teletype dated November 22, 1978.

Will advise WFO when subpoena obtained for FCC records. WFO Is prepared to serve this subpoena. San Francisco should issue subpoena requests official monitoring tapes and all other tapes in their possession.

Armed and dangerous. Caution – suicidal tendencies.

BT

#0037

Originally posted on March 26th, 2019.

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