Serial 1080

0 050004Z DEC 78
FM INDIANAPOLIS (89-181) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) PRIORITY
SAN FRANCISCO PRIORITY
MEMPHIS PRIORITY
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

Re IP tel to HQ, SF and ME 12/2/78.

The following is a synopsis of telephone conversations as taken from Elsur tape between [name deleted] of Indianapolis, Indiana and [name deleted] on 12/1-2/78.

Call #1 from [name deleted] whereupon [name deleted] indicated he wanted to send a telegram to Swiss banks and freeze the funds there. [name deleted] indicated he thought Ester [Esther] Mueller had signed papers, however, he felt that the money belonged to [name deleted]. [name deleted] further indicated that [name deleted] and Michael Probst [Prokes] (phonetic) escaped with $500,000, however, currently in custody in Guyana but soon due to be released and [name deleted] indicated that he wanted a brief meeting on Saturday 12/2/78 regarding the above.

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Call #2, [name deleted] from [name deleted] to [name deleted]. [name deleted] further indicates he wants to come to Indianapolis and meet with [name deleted] and has papers showing exactly where back accounts are located. [name deleted] volunteered to freeze bank funds at no fee [name deleted].

Call #3, [name deleted] from [name deleted] to [name deleted], whereupon [name deleted] indicated that all money is in Ester Mueller’s name. [name deleted] also stated that on early Monday morning, the U.S. Attorney, chief prosecutor of San Francisco, was flying in to meet with [name deleted] and talk and that [name deleted] wanted [information deleted] to tell the whole story, to enable him to bring the U.S. government in on this matter. [name deleted] wants to get the U.S. Attorney’s office involved. [name deleted] further indicated that he did not think the U.S. government could get Ester Mueller’s money if it was in fact in Ester’s name. [name deleted] indicated he needs to meet with the officials of the two countries involved, Panama (probably meant to say Guyana) and Switzerland. [name deleted] stated that he can get an affidavit from a person who turned the moneys over to [name deleted] and later in the conversation [name deleted] stated I have an affidavit from the person who left the Temple and is currently helping [name deleted].

[name deleted] stated that the Peoples Temple has been very clever in

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the past about hiding assets and [name deleted] asked [name deleted] to send him a letter stating, [2 lines deleted].

[Information deleted]

Indianapolis continuing [information deleted] and will keep Bureau advised.

Armed and dangerous; suicidal tendencies.

BT

Originally posted on August 13th, 2019.

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