251.11 Insull, Samuel/444: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Turkey (Skinner)

6. Press reports indicate that Insull’s vessel Maiotis is now in the Dardanelles proceeding northward. Unless you perceive some compelling [Page 577] objection, please ascertain informally whether the Turkish authorities would be disposed, in view of the imminent ratification of the extradition treaty,39 to cause Insull’s provisional arrest and detention with a view to extradition if he enters Turkish territorial waters. If the Turkish authorities are inclined to cooperate make an urgent and formal request for such arrest and detention. The fugitive is charged with fraudulent bankruptcy and with fraud by an officer of a company and the amount involved is many thousands of dollars. The acts were committed in Chicago, Illinois in 1931 and 1932 and a warrant for the fugitive’s arrest has been issued in the United States.

Report promptly.

  1. Signed August 6, 1923; ratifications exchanged at Ankara, June 18. 1934. See pp. 935 ff.