R 0271920Z FEB 81
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89A-250) (P) (SQ. 10)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) (ROUTINE)
BROOKLYN QUEENS MRA (89-495)
Re San Francisco telephone call to Brooklyn Queens MRA this date.
On February 11, 1981 in US District Court, Northern District of California pretrial hearing in the Layton matter, defense attorney made false, inaccurate and inflammatory statements concerning the manner in which the government attempted to obtain possession of certain tape cassettes in the possession of Dr. Hardat Sukhdeo.
In efforts to refute defense statements and clarify for the court, the government’s cooperative relationship with Dr. Sukhdeo, Brooklyn Queens MRA agent is requested to furnish San Francisco
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signed declaration in numerating all contacts with Sukhdeo indicating the degree of cooperativeness of Sukhdeo. AUSA requests that declaration also include statements made by Sukhdeo to interviewing agent concerning his willingness to turn over the tapes and statements by Dr. Sukhdeo that he was not retained by the defense as a witness.
San Francisco will furnish Brooklyn Queens MRA transcript of February 11, 1981 hearing and sample of declaration by routing slip through express mail.