251.11 Insull, Samuel/140

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Greece (Morris)

No. 1230

Sir: There is enclosed a certified set of the papers in the matter of the application for the extradition from Greece of Samuel Insull, a fugitive from the justice of the United States, charged with transfer of property in contemplation of bankruptcy, in violation of the bankruptcy laws of the United States (five offences).

The certificates of the Department of State attached to the papers should be authenticated under the seal of the Legation.

Please request the provisional arrest and detention of the fugitive and make formal application for his surrender pursuant to existing treaty stipulations between the United States and Greece, and render all proper assistance to the Agent, Mr. Forest A. Harness, who is about to proceed to Greece. Mr. Harness is a Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States and as such is largely responsible for the preparation of this case, which is very complicated in its nature, [Page 562] and therefore it would be highly advisable for the Agent to counsel with the prosecutor prior to the hearings in the case.

The President’s warrant authorizing Mr. Harness to take the fugitive into custody will be forwarded to the Legation at an early date.

Very truly yours,

For the Acting Secretary of State:
Harry F. Payer