Serial 1075

United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Date: 12/5/78
To: Mr. Moore
From: J. O. Ingram

Subject: RYMUR

On 12/4/78 Mike Abbell, Departmental Attorney, was contacted to determine what arrangements had been made between State and FAA regarding security in the transportation of the Jonestown survivors to ports in the United States. It is noted Abbell had been previously contacted and was told the FBI was never consulted nor requested to provide armed escorts for any flights. Abbell said he is working this out with State.

[Name deleted] and [Name deleted], FAA, contacted Ingram advising they had been in touch with Vice President of Security [Name deleted] of Pan American and no request had been made of Pan American for FBI Agents. [Name deleted] and [Name deleted] both stated that it request came from Pan American or State or Department of Justice they would provide FAA security guards through sky marshals.

Abbell recontacted Deputy Assistant Director Ingram afternoon of December 4 advising that FAA will provide sky marshals and Pan American agrees. Arrangements being made by FAA, State, and Pan American.

Abbell also advised that Joe Holsinger, Administrative Aid to Ryan, had information regarding threats, possibly received by members of Ryan’s staff including Jackie Speier, presently hospitalized in Baltimore. He requested Holsinger be contacted regarding possible Obstruction of Justice, Section 1510. [Name deleted] was instructed in handling this matter.

Originally posted on August 13th, 2019.

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