0 070309Z DEC 78
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
SAN JUAN (89-123) IMMEDIATE (SJ VIA FBIHQ)
RYMUR, 00: SAN FRANCISCO
Re Butel to Legats Bern, Caracas, U.S. Embassy, Guyana, and FBI, San Francisco.
Information developed San Francisco through interview of Mark Lane that PT had bank account in Union Bank of Switzerland, Inc. (Panama), Avenida Manuel Maria Icaza No. 21, Panama, Republic of Panama, number 222-00.042-A. Accounts maintained by Associacion Religiosa Pro San Pedro, S.A. with assets of $3,500,000 (U.S.).
On September 1, 1978, above account canceled together with interest on and transferred to new numbered account 121-00.135-A. Accounts signed by Ms. Teresa Jean Buford and
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Ms. Carolyn Layton.
Second bank account at Union Of Switzerland, Zürich, Switzerland, account number 220. 117. 60J, maintained by Associacion Religiosa Pro San Pedro, S.A., with deposits of $1,622,794. Letter dated September 21, 1978, from signatures of Teresa Jean Buford, Maria Katsaris, and Ester [Esther] Lillian Mueller transferring all assets in account 220. 117. 60J into account number CC12100. 135-A. Above letter also directs safe-deposit box number 14665/HUX to be maintained.
It would appear that Union Bank of Switzerland accounts 222-00.042 and 220. 117. 60J had been consolidated into account 121-00.135-A.
Information also developed that Jim Jones and Marceline Jones had personal account in either Trinidad or Bahamas. Jim Jones and Carolyn Jones believed to have personal account in Curacao (an island off the coast of Venezuela). Additionally, Lane advised that Jim Jones maintained $1,000,000 in cash in $100 denominations in his hut in Jonestown. Jones also maintained $500,000 in gold and jewels at Jonestown to be used by assassination teams after his death and possibly in custody
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of Michael Prokes.
Request of the Bureau:
Bureau is requested to furnish above material to Legats Bern, Mexico City, Caracas, and US Embassy, Georgetown, Guyana, in efforts to identify and locate assets and status of these accounts.
Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.