POUCH LETTER TO WASHINGTON NO. 24 RE BEARER CASHIER CHECKS

Created: 9/16/1943

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pouch letter to wwmmn no. 24

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ocelvod by me from Ambassador "ayes yostordoy asking whether the bearer cashier checks had boon collected In Lisbon, Hp were able to inform him that the checks had boon cashod by an Inspector of the Spanish Instituto deJonedas on lftion osccrtaininn this fact from the bank in Lisbon wo ware Informed that tho Spanish inspector had Inquired who th ar any license had boon obtained to oxport tho escudo cosliior chocks. Insofar as wo are able to find out Uiore is no local law or regulation prohibiting tho export of oocudos from Portugal. Trie cashier chocks wore acqulrod hero without divulging any intention of sending them out of tha country so Mint oattor would not havo arlsenfovon were there some secret understanding between tho Spanish Instituto and tho Portuguese banks restricting, frho Portuguese point of yjj>w, export of escudoa to Spain.

JVtHwlUne of tho many unfortunate aspects of the discoveryffixchange transaction by the Spanish police is that the Spanish inspector oithor info mod or ascertained from tho bank from which tho cashier checks werethnt the mono* for he purchase of tho chocks came fromj

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