Serial 2535

[DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
[FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
[COMMUNICATION MESSAGE FORM

[DATE:] 10/28/80
[CLASSIFICATION:] UNCLAS
[PRECEDENCE:] PRIORITY

FM DIRECTOR, FBI (89-4286)
TO FBI BROOKLYN QUEENS/METROPOLITAN RESIDENT AGENCY PRIORITY
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR.

Retelcal of FBIHQ Supervisor [name deleted] to SA Donald Hale San Francisco Division, on October 27, 1980, and October 28, 1980.

On October 27, 1980, Murray R. Stein, Associate Director, Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice (DOJ), Washington, DC, advised FBIHQ Supervisor [name deleted] that the US Marshals Service (USMS) have been instructed by DOJ to remain available for the purpose of transporting Layton from Guyana to the United States. Stein advised that his notification to FBIHQ on October 7, 1980,

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instructing the FBI to handle Layton’s scheduled return on October 10, 1980, pertained to that scheduled return only, inasmuch as the FBI already had two Special Agents in Guyana. Stein advised that the USMS is normally assigned these duties and that any exception would have to be based on an FBIHQ or US Attorney (USA), Northern District of California (NDC), request that the FBI be responsible for transporting Layton from Guyana to the United States.

FBIHQ’s position is not to make this request of DOJ.

San Francisco should advise USA, NDC, of these developments as he may decide to request DOJ to designate the FBI as the transporting agency in this matter.

San Francisco should continue to advise FBIHQ of pertinent developments as they occur for the purpose of dissemination to the Office of International Affairs, DOJ.

Armed and dangerous.

BT

Originally posted on November 14th, 2020.

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