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June 15, 1979 • 2037 • State–Georgetown • 154216

[Editor’s note: This is a State Department cable that was included in the FBI’s 2009 RYMUR release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act. It was not included in the State Department’s own release, but we have included identifying information for it using the agency’s designations.]

CONFIDENTIAL FBB381

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0 152037Z JUN 79
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
CONFIDENTIAL STATE 154216
E.O. 12065GDS, 6/15/85 (KOZAK, MICHAEL G.)
TAGS: CASC, GY
SUBJ: WELFARE/WHEREABOUTS (LARRY LAYTON)
Refs: (A) Georgetown 2023, (B) Georgetown 2663

1. Entire text (C [CONFIDENTIAL])

2. Apparent contact between US Attorney, San Francisco, and GOG [Government of Guyana] Director of Public Prosecutions reported Ref B was not initiated by the Department of Justice. Ambassador, at his discretion, may wish to inform GOG that suggestion made by US Attorney does not represent official USG [United States Government] position.

3. Events reported Ref B necessitate a reconsideration of previous decision to allow proceedings in Guyana to run their course. Justice is presently reviewing options re-

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garding trial of Layton in US along with the question of when those options should be pursued. Pending completion of review of options by Justice, Embassy is requested to report any further developments in the Layton case which bear on the likelihood of a successful prosecution.

Christopher [Acting Secretary of State Warren Christopher]

Originally posted on March 9th, 2018.

Last modified on July 26th, 2022.
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