Serial 856

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
COMMUNICATION MESSAGE FORM

DATE: 12/5/78
CLASSIFICATION: UNCLAS
PRECEDENCE: IMMEDIATE

FM DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286)
TO FBI, NEW YORK (89-495)
BROOKLYN QUEENS MRA (89-495)
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250)
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

On December 4, 1978, the Department of State provided a list of Peoples Temple (PT) members currently in Guyana awaiting repatriation to the United States. This list has been reviewed at FBI Headquarters for information indicating which individuals may be potentially dangerous.

The following list contains the names of individuals currently in Guyana which have been identified by one or more individuals as being a member of Jones’ personal staff, Planning Commission, security force, “basketball team” (alleged to be identical with security force), Angels (elite corps of hit men

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assigned to carry out criminal assignments), or to have other information regarding internal workings and plans of the PT.

Paula Adams, number of personal staff and Planning Commission;
Edith Bogue, personal secretary to Reverend Jones;
Tiena [Teena] Bogue, member of the security force;
Michael Carter, member of security force and hit squad;
Tim Carter, member of security force and hit squad, chief enforcer for PT, reported to have been in San Francisco prior to Ryan’s visit attempting to obtain information regarding Congressman;
John Raphael Cobb, basketball team/security force;
Harold Cordell, firearms training instructor, head of security;
Calvin Douglas, security force;
Lee Ingram, “coach” of the basketball team/security force;
James Warren Jones, Jr., basketball team/personal staff of the PT;
Stephen [Stephan] Jones, basketball team/security force, Angel;
Timothy Glenn Jones, basketball team/security force;

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Larry Layton, member of the Angels;
Cleveland Newell, basketball team/security force;
Mike Prokes, hit squad;
Odell Rhodes, hit squad;
Debbie Touchette, Planning Commission of the PT reported to have traveled throughout the Caribbean with Maria Katsaris regarding financial transactions including secret bank accounts of the PT, member of Angels;
Michael Touchette, personal staff of the PT;
Preston Lee Wade, basketball team/security force;
Walter Lee Williams, basketball team/security force;
Burrell Dernaro Wilson, basketball team/security force.

The above information is being provided to New York to facilitate interview of these individuals upon their return to the United States.

BT

Originally posted on May 3rd, 2019.

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