The Ambassador in Brazil (Berle) to the Secretary of State
[Received 5:36 p.m.]
1168. German saboteurs Blass99 (alias Braun) and Gohl1 in São Paulo have implicated Hans Otto Meier, Albert Thiele and Walter Gustav Ludwig Augustin, all of Rio. Legal Attaché reports Augustin and Thiele arrested in Rio, have admitted that they belong to the sabotage organization. Meier is already in jail for espionage in connection with CEL radio ring. He has confessed that he was trustee for the fund.
Further investigation is continuing as to concrete acts of sabotage.