Serial 2428

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
COMMUNICATION MESSAGE FORM

DATE: 4/16/80
CLASSIFICATION: UNCLAS
PRECEDENCE: PRIORITY

FM DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286)
TO FBI, SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) PRIORITY
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR.

For the information of the San Francisco Division, the US Department of State (USDS) advises that the trial of Larry Layton is expected to commence on 5/5/80, in Georgetown, Guyana. The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Georgetown, Guyana, desires the presence of witness, Vernon Dean Gosney, in Georgetown, Guyana, on 5/5/80. However, the presence of witness, Odell Rhodes, is not required according to DPP. Government of Guyana has no objections to the travel of SA Donald R. Hale to Georgetown, Guyana.

FBIHQ authority granted for the travel of SA Donald R. Hale, San Francisco Division, to Georgetown, Guyana, for the purpose of accompanying United States citizen, Vernon Dean

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Gosney, who is scheduled to testify in the Layton trial.

San Francisco immediately advise FBIHQ as the travel plans for SA Hale and witness, Gosney, for relay to the legal attaché Bogotá, and for notification to USDS.

Armed and dangerous.

BT

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Note: Mr. Philip B. Heymann, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice, requests that an FBI agent be authorized to travel to Georgetown, Guyana, with witness, Vernon Dean Gosney, for the trial of Larry Layton.

CID concurs with Mr. Heymann’s request.

Originally posted on November 12th, 2020.

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