251.11 Insull, Samuel/342

The Minister in Greece ( MacVeagh ) to the Secretary of State

No. 134

Sir: In further reference to despatches Nos. 8925 and 93 of December 15, 1933,26 in regard to the Insull case, I have the honor to report that Insull’s lawyers, having instituted an appeal to the Council of State against the order of the Minister of the Interior requiring the fugitive to leave Greek territory, the Council of State duly granted a hearing, which was held on the 19th of January in the Council’s chambers. Mr. Ladas made the argument for Insull and was answered by Mr. Sachtouris for the government. The decision of the Council was announced this morning and published this afternoon in the local press. I enclose a translation into English.25

It is reported that Insull has again taken to his bed, and that he has asked and been granted a further stay, after January 31st, of two weeks before the government will require his leaving Greece. The appeal to the Council of State having failed, it is generally thought that no further legal steps can be taken by the fugitive to insure his remaining here, but what the government will do in regard to the sickness which seizes him whenever things go against him, it is too early to predict.

Respectfully yours,

Lincoln MacVeagh