(Editor’s note: This is a cable from the files of the State Department that was included in the FBI’s 2009 RYMUR release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act. It was not included in the State Department’s own release, but we have included identifying information for it using the agency’s designations.)
0 R 171600Z SEP 80
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO RUERC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3563
RUERFB/FBI WASHDC IMMEDIATE
INFO RUESUZ/ AMEMBASSY BRASILIA 698
RUESCR/ AMEMBASSY BRIDGETOWN 3033
RUESRS/ AMEMBASSY CARACAS 2645
RUESCR/ AMEMBASSY PARAMARIBO 2372
RUESSP/ AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN 3633
LIMITED OFFICIAL USE GEORGETOWN 4460
FBI WASHINGTON FOR SAN JUAN
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CARR, GY (LAYTON, LAWRENCE [Laurence])
SUBJ: DEPORTATION OF US CITIZEN LAWRENCE LAYTON
REF: GEORGETOWN 4194
1. On September 15, Embassy Poloff [Political Officer] contacted Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) George Jackman on subject case. Jackman stated that DPP Emmanuel Ramoa had decided to expel Layton from Guyana. According to Jackman, Layton will be given a choice of either remaining in prison for an indefinite period until “we get around to him” or boarding a place [plane] for the US.
2. Jackman said the GOG [Government of Guyana] wished to know if the USG [United States Government] would pay for Layton’s passage and arrange transportation. He said that Layton would be expelled on a date chosen by the USG, but hoped that it would be within three weeks.
3. Please advise on above and on whether an escort officer will be coming here to accompany Layton back to the US.
Roberts [George B. Roberts, Jr., American ambassador to Guyana]