R 112120Z AUG 83
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P) (SQUAD 10)
TO DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286) (PRIORITY)
SAN JUAN (PRIORITY)
RYMUR; MAJOR CASE 16
On August 10, 1983, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth District, San Francisco, California, in the matter of United States of America vs. Lawrence [Laurence] John Layton, Criminal Number CR-80416-RFP issued opinion reversed the trial judge Robert Peckham in his failure to allow certain evidence to be admitted.
Ninth District reversal allows government to retry Layton with previously denied evidence.
United States Attorney Joseph Russoniello advised he would confer with United States Department of Justice within the next two or three weeks and make a decision regarding the retrial. If decision is made for retrial of Layton, trial would not commence for
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at least ninety days.
San Juan is requested to relay above information to American Embassy, Georgetown, and advise Government of Guyana (Prosecutor’s Office-Guyana Police Department, and also U.S. Consul Richard Dwyer, Martinique on next liaison contact.
Bureau is requested to relay to U.S. State Department, Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/SI/CCS, ARA, attention: [name deleted].