Serial 2553

O 102010Z NOV 80
FM SAC, SAN FRANCISCO (89A-250) (P) (SQD 10)
TO DIRECTOR, FBI (IMMEDIATE)
MIAMI (IMMEDIATE)
SAN JUAN (IMMEDIATE) VIA FBIHQ
BROOKLYN/QUEENS (89-495)
BT
UNCLAS

“Changed title” RYMUR: Laurence John Layton, a.k.a. Larry Layton, fugitive (A); Congressman Leo J. Ryan – victim; Richard C. Dwyer – victim, Congressional Assassination Statute, 00: San Francisco

Title marked changed to clarify correct spelling of subject and to add victim Richard C. Dwyer.

For information of Miami, Federal Grand Jury, Northern District of California, San Francisco, returned true bill on October 9, charging Laurence John Layton with violation Title 18, USC, Section 351 (D) – Conspiracy to Murder a Congressman; Section 351 (A), 2 – Aid and Abet the Murder of a Congressman; Section 1117 – Conspiracy to Murder an International Protected Person; Section 1116 (a), 2 – Aid

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and Abet the Attempted Murder of an Internationally Protected Person. No bail warrant issued by Judge Robert F. Peckham, US District Court, Northern District of California, on October 17, 1980.

[Name and title deleted] has advised that the Government of Guyana (GOG) will dismiss outstanding Guyana murder charge against subject and expel him from Guyana. Layton has been detained in Guyana by restraining order resulting from a civil action by his defense attorney alleging an indebtedness of $37,000. High Court in Guyana has upheld indebtedness but on November 6, 1980, dismissed restraining order against Layton. American Embassy, Georgetown, advised that they are currently to meet with the DPP [Director of Public Prosecutions] to facilitate the expulsion of Layton from Guyana at the earliest mutually convenient date. DPP has reiterated that they have no intention of allowing Layton “loose on the streets”. It is anticipated that Guyana charges will be dismissed and Layton will be expelled from the country at the same time. American Embassy, Georgetown, advised they would keep FBI, San Francisco, apprised

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of developments.

For information of Miami, most convenient direct route from Guyana to the United States is via Guyanese Airline Corporation from Georgetown to Miami.

US Department of Justice has advised that US Marshal is responsible for transportation and arrest of Layton. Miami is being advised in view of the fact that Layton will most likely be arrested in Miami and should be afforded hearing before US Magistrate prior to extradition to California.

San Francisco will keep Bureau and Miami advised of developments.

Miami should note that SA [name deleted] currently assigned Miami division, formerly of BQMRA has considerable knowledge and background in instant matter.

BT

Originally posted on November 14th, 2020.

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