Nos. 79-1541, 79-1542 and 79-1808.

636 F.2d 621 (1980)

UNITED STATES of America v. Guillermo Novo SAMPOL, Appellant. UNITED STATES of America v. Alvin Ross DIAZ, Appellant. UNITED STATES of America v. Ignacio Novo SAMPOL, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided September 15, 1980.

Rehearing Denied December 9, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael Young, New York City, for appellants in cases 79-1541 & 79-1542.

Ellen S. Shapiro, with whom Michael Geltner, Washington, D. C., was on brief, for appellant in case 79-1808.

Dianne H. Kelly, Asst. U. S. Atty., Washington, D. C., with whom Charles F. C. Ruff, U. S. Atty., John A. Terry, Michael W. Farrell, E. Lawrence Barcella, Jr., Asst. U. S. Attys., Washington, D. C., were on brief in cases 79-1541, 79-1542 & 79-1808 for appellee.

Eugene M. Propper, Asst. U. S. Atty., Washington D. C., also entered an appearance in cases 79-1541 and 79-1542.

Before MacKINNON and ROBB, Circuit Judges and CORCORAN, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.



On September 21, 1976, in Washington, D.C., Orlando Letelier, former Chilean Ambassador to the United States, and Ronni Moffitt, an American associate, were mortally wounded by the remote control detonation of a bomb attached to the undercarriage of the automobile in which they were riding.

On August 1, 1978, Guillermo Novo Sampol (Guillermo Novo...

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