Serial 1772

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1772 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.

[The FBI withheld the names of all witnesses. They are indicated below in red type.]

UNCLASSIFIED FBB 023

[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]

0 251052Z JAN 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8818
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 0375
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CARR, GY (LAYTON, LARRY) (PEOPLES TEMPLE)
SUBJ: W/W ARRESTS: LARRY LAYTON
REF: GEORGETOWN 0019

1. Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and defense counsel have agreed to begin trial Feb 12, 1979. Name of presiding judge has not yet been announced.

2. GOG [Government of Guyana], through its Embassy, will be inviting following Amcits to return to Guyana at GOG expense to be witnesses:

Monica Bagby
Juanita Bogue
Harold Cordell
Dale Parks
Odell Rhodes [names released by State Department]

Dwyer [Richard Dwyer, Deputy Chief of Mission, American Embassy, Georgetown]

Originally posted on August 3rd, 2020.

Last modified on July 17th, 2022.
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