Serial 178

United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Date: 11/21/78
To: Mr. Moore
From: J. O. Ingram

Subject: RYMUR

PURPOSE: To advise of Departmental opinion on the legality of FBI extra-territorial investigations.

RECOMMENDATION: None. For information.

DETAILS: On 11/21/78, Al Hantman, Section Chief, General Crimes Section, Criminal Division, Department of Justice, advised SA [deleted name], Criminal Investigative Division, that his research of the Congressional Assassination Statute supports the position that the FBI has extra-territorial jurisdiction in this matter. Mr. Hantman advised that if the murderers of Congressman Ryan were returned to the United States they could be prosecuted for the crime in U.S. District Court under the provision of Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 351.