File No. 268.11 Sa 8/6.

Chargé de Billier to the Secretary of State.

No. 205, Greek series.]

Sir: Referring to the department’s instruction No. 32 relating to the case of Charlie Sotirakos, I have the honor to report that the legation has received from the lawyer employed to watch the trial of Sotirakos at Lamia, a report stating that Sotirakos was convicted of murder in the second degree for the murder committed in Piraeus, and sentenced to 15½ years’ imprisonment. The prosecuting attorney informed the jury that investigation is taking place of the crime committed by Sotirakos in McKeesport, Pa., and that before long he would be tried for the same by the Greek criminal court.

I have, etc.,

Frederic de Billier.