Oct 10, 1980 • 1237 • Port of Spain-Georgetown • 03088

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 2519 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.

[The State Department release withheld the second paragraph of this cable. The information was disclosed by the FBI in its RYMUR serials and is denoted below in red type.]

LIMITED OFFICIAL USE FBB [number illegible]

[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]

0 101237Z OCT 80
FM AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6750
LIMITED OFFICIAL USE PORT OF SPAIN 03088
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CARR, GY, TD (LAYTON, LAWRENCE)
SUBJ: EXPULSION OF US CITIZEN LAWRENCE LAYTON

1. CANA ARTICLE IN TODAY’S “EXPRESS” STATES THAT HIGH COURT HAS PROHIBITED LAYTON FROM LEAVING GUYANA BEFORE THE COURT DETERMINES A CLAIM FOR G. DOLS 95 THOUSAND BROUGHT AGAINST LAYTON BY A LOCAL ATTORNEY. ARTICLE STATES THIS “ORDER HAS VIRTUALLY DISRUPTED ARRANGEMENTS BY THE FBI TO FLY LAYTON BACK TO THE US… TO STAND TRIAL FOR THE RYAN MURDER.”

2. WE NEED TO ADVISE GOTT [GOVERNMENT OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO] IMMEDIATELY WHETHER OR NOT LAYTON IS COMING THROUGH TODAY.

O’MAHONY [Joseph O’Mahony, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Port of Spain]

Originally posted on June 16th, 2022.

Last modified on July 20th, 2022.
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