Serial 2437

United States Government
Memorandum

Date: April 4, 1980

To: Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation

From: Philip B. Heymann
Assistant Attorney General
Criminal Division

Subject: Larry Layton; Guyana

Reference is made to my memorandum to you dated March 14, 1980, in which I advised that the Department of State had indicated that the trial of Larry Layton would commence in Guyana on April 1, 1980. In that memorandum, I requested that a special agent of the FBI be authorized to travel with American witnesses to Guyana for the trial.

Your assistance in contacting potential witnesses to determine their willingness to travel to Guyana and the authorizing of a special agent to travel with them is appreciated.

On March 28, 1980, the Department of State advised that it had received information that the April 1, 1980, trial date had been postponed. On April 2, 1980, the Department of State advised that the trial has been rescheduled to commence on May 5, 1980. I will advise you as soon as information is received from the Department of State concerning names of the American witnesses desired by the Guyanese officials and the date their presence will be needed. At that time I will remove my request for a special agent of the FBI be authorized to travel with the witnesses to Guyana for the trial of Larry Layton.

Your continued cooperation in this matter is appreciated.

Originally posted on November 12th, 2020.

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