Serial 1062

0 022348Z DEC 78
FM INDIANAPOLIS (89-181) P
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
SAN FRANCISCO IMMEDIATE
MEMPHIS IMMEDIATE
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

Ref Indianapolis tel Nov. 30, 1978.

[Name deleted] made two telephonic contacts with [Names deleted], stressing the urgent need for [Name deleted] to either travel to Memphis, Tenn. at the earliest possible date or for [Name deleted] to travel Indianapolis on this weekend Dec. 2-3, 1978.

[Name deleted] advised [Name deleted] that People’s Temple (PT) leaders were doing wild and irrational things shortly before the murders and suicides in Guyana and may have coerced Esther Mueller [words deleted] into signing her Swiss bank accounts over to PT or to PT members. [Name deleted] indicated he knew for a fact that Esther Miller had been forced to sign over accounts. [Name deleted] did not indicate how he knew this. [Name deleted] fears this was

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done by PT members who escaped the massacre and are currently being held under house arrest by the Government of Guyana. [Name deleted] stressed the urgency to act so as to freeze the Swiss bank accounts before PT members are released from custody and can get them.

[Name deleted] again telephonically contacted [Name deleted] to advise he merely needed [words deleted] authority to enable [Name deleted] to notify the Swiss banks to freeze the accounts. [Name deleted] also indicated this matter was too big for either he or [Name deleted] to handle and that he, [Name deleted], intends to bring in the U.S. government and notify the U.S. Attorney. [Name deleted] indicated that he will not charge [Name deleted] for services if he handles this matter and that [Name deleted] is free to hire outside council [counsel] should he so desire. [Name deleted] instructed [Name deleted] to write a letter authorizing [Name deleted] to act and send it to [Name deleted] at [address deleted].

[Name deleted] is no longer planning to visit Indianapolis and [Name deleted] is no longer being urged to travel to Memphis, Tenn.

The urgency and secrecy which [Name deleted] stressed in earlier conversations appears to have faded.

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Indianapolis will keep Bureau, San Francisco and Memphis advised of any additional developments.

Armed and dangerous; suicidal tendencies.

BT

Originally posted on August 13th, 2019.

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