Serial 1114

[Editor’s note: One of the subjects of this serial whose name is deleted is former Temple member Terri Buford at the point at which she is subpoenaed. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]

0 060517Z DEC 78
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
BT
UNCLAS
ATTENTION CID COMMAND POST
RYMUR, 00: SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco Daily Summary

Attorney Mark Lane and client Terri Buford interviewed San Jose, California, December 6, 1978, by USA {U.S. Attorney] G. William Hunter, San Francisco, in presence of representatives of his office, Secret Service, and FBI. Lane requested immunity for Buford based on the fact that she has direct knowledge or intimate knowledge concerning PT finances, including the setting up of foreign bank accounts, knowledge concerning the purchasing, caching, and shipment of weapons to Guyana, and knowledge regarding possible passport violations. Lane denied his client has any knowledge re the murder of

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Congressman Ryan or a conspiracy. Buford, through Lane, furnished information concerning other areas of PT activity: (1) contingency plan, (2) identity and existence of assassination squad, and (3) identity of individuals who are on an unwritten “hit list” as recently as September, 1978.

[Name deleted] advised Lane he would take [information deleted] under advisement. Subpoena served on [Name deleted] [Buford] to appear before FGJ [federal grand jury], [information deleted].

Lane and Buford believed to be returning to Memphis via Los Angeles.

Subpoenas issued by FGJ, [information deleted] for [name deleted] returning from Guyana on Pan Am flight, arriving JFK December 6, 1978. [4 lines deleted]

On night of December 5, 1978, attorney Charles Garry, San Francisco, personally contacted COP [Chief of Police] Charles Gain, San Francisco Police Department, advising there was a package in his office basement containing several weapons. San Francisco Police

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Department subsequently, at Garry’s request, picked up three new handguns which were reportedly left for safekeeping in Garry’s office basement by PT member.

Dean, Medical School, University of California, Irvine, California, advised he would cooperate fully; however, refused to submit to interview or production of records re Lawrence [Laurence] Eugene Schacht in absence of subpoena. SFO arranging for appropriate subpoenas. In this regard, SFO today developed information that Schacht reportedly gained admittance to UC medical school through intervention of California State Assemblyman Willie Brown. Brown previously reported to Bureau as well-known political figure and confidant of Jim Jones.

Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.

BT

Originally posted on August 13th, 2019.

Last modified on November 30th, 2020.
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