Serial 2513


Date: 10/14/80

To: Mr. Revell
From: [name deleted]

Subject: RYMUR

PURPOSE: To advise regarding the current state of RYMUR.

RECOMMENDATION: None. For information.

DETAILS: On 10/9/80, a Federal Grand Jury, Northern District of California, San Francisco, California, returned a sealed indictment charging Lawrence [Laurence] John Layton with violation of Title 18, USC, Section 351 (D) – Conspiracy to Murder; Section 351 (A), 2 – Aid and Abet Murder of Congressman; Section 1117 – Conspiracy to Murder an Internationally Protected Person; and Section 1116 (a), 2 – Aid and Abet Attempted Murder of an Internationally Protected Person.

On 10/10/80, US District Court Judge Samuel Conti, San Francisco, California, signed an order unsealing the indictment. A no bail warrant was issued for Layton’s arrest.

As you will recall, Layton was scheduled to return to the United States on 10/10/80 from Guyana. Layton was to have been escorted by FBI Agents of our San Francisco Office and arrested upon his arrival at JFK International Airport, New York. On 10/10/80 the Guyanese attorneys for Layton found the equivalent of a $35,000 civil suit against Layton for payment of legal fees. As result, the Government of Guyana continues to hold Layton on the outstanding charges stemming from the Port Kaituma assault.

Originally posted on November 14th, 2020.

Last modified on November 30th, 2020.
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