Dec 1, 78 • 0035 • State-Georgetown • 303668

[Editor’s note: This text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE303668_d.html . The State Department FOIA release of 1981 withheld all names from this cable. They are denoted in red type.]

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STATE 303668
ORIGIN SS-25
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SSO-00 /026 R
DRAFTED BY ARA:SGIBSON
APPROVED BY ARA:JBUSHNELL
S/S-0:JTHYDEN
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O 310035Z NOV 78 ZFF4
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN NIACT IMMEDIATE
C O N F I D E N T I A L STATE 303668 EXDIS

E.O. 11652: GDS
TAGS: CASC, GY
SUBJECT: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
REF: STATE 302465

1. FOLLOWING IS MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION ON EXPERTISE OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TECHNICAL TEAM.

2. EVAN E. HODGE. MR. HODGE IS A BALLISTICS EXPERT WHOSE SPECIALTY IS SCIENTIFICALLY COMPARING FIRE ARMS PROJECTILES OF KNOWN AND UNKNOWN ORIGIN. THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES REQUESTING SUCH EXAMINATIONS.

3. JAMES E. KIEL. MR. KIEL WORKS WITH SOUND RECORDING EQUIPMENT AND CONDUCTS EXPERT SCIENTIFIC FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH RECORDINGS AND/OR EQUIPMENT. HE HAS ACCESS TO SOPHISTICATED ACUSTICAL ANALYZING

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EQUIPMENT.

4. BARRY L. MONES. MR. MONES IS AN EXPERT IN PHOTOGRAPHY. HE CONDUCTS SCIENTIFIC EXAMINATIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE AND HANDLES SPECIAL PROJECTS ASSOCIATED WITH DOCUMENT PHOTOGRAPHY.

5. EDWARD B. O’BRIEN. MR. O’BRIEN HAS OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED BY THE FBI TO OBTAIN EVIDENCE ASSOCIATED WITH CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES.

VANCE

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Originally posted on March 17th, 2020.

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