Dec 20 1979 • 1936 • State-Georgetown • 327918

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STATE 327918
ORIGIN OCS-06
INFO OCT-00 ADS-00 JUSE-00 CA-01 L-03 ARA-15 /025 R
DRAFTED BY CA/OCS/CCS/ARA:DWATERS:ACM
APPROVED BY CA/OCS/CCS/ARA:JARINI
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P 201936Z DEC 79
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
UNCLAS STATE 327918
E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CGEN: JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE: U.S. V. LAWRENCE [Laurence] LAYTON
SUBJECT: TRAVEL OF U.S. ATTORNEY

1. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE EXECUTIVE OFFICES OF U.S. ATTORNEYS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

2. DENNIS MICHAEL NERNEY, ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY, SOUTHERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA (415) 556-8512 DESIRES TO TRAVEL TO GEORGETOWN TO CONSULT WITH GUYANESE OFFICIALS AND ASSIST AMERICAN CITIZEN WITNESSES THAT WILL APPEAR IN THE TRIAL OF U.S. V. LAWRENCE LAYTON SCHEDULED TO BEGIN JANUARY 8, 1980.

3. THE PROSECUTION OF A FOREIGN NATIONAL IS NOT FORESEEN.

4. THE PURPOSE OF THIS FOREIGN TRAVEL IS TO MEET WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICALS [OFFICIALS] AND TO INTERVIEW WITNESSES. OFFICIALS HAVE NOT BEEN CONSULTED REGARDING MR. NERNEY’S TRAVEL. THERE HAS BEEN PREVIOUS CORRESPONDENCE HOWEVER REGARDING THIS CASE. ALL

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CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GUYANESE AUTHORITIES HAS BEEN ROUTED THROUGH DCM MR. RICHARD DWYER.

6. APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT PASSPORTS.

7. THE CASE IS EXTREMELY SENSITIVE.

8. NAMES AND NATIONALITIES OF PERSONS TO BE INTERVIEWED ARE NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME.

9. ITINERARY HAS NOT YET BEEN SET, HOWEVER TENTATIVE PLANS ARE FOR DEPARTURE IN EARLY JANUARY FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO MIAMI TO GEORGETOWN.

10. ASSISTANCE OF A STENOGRAPHER, COURT REPORTER, OR INTERPRETER IS NOT NEEDED.

VANCE [Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State]

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