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VOLUME XVI IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COU] EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
Alexandria Division I S

CRIMINAL ACTION NO. 88-
243-A

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
— vs —

 LYNDON LaROUCHE, et al.,

Defendants.
X __________ x
Friday, December 16, 1938 Alexandria, Virginia Transcript of verdict proceedings on the sixteenth day of trial in the above-captioned matter.
BEFORE:
The Honorable ALBERT V. BRYAN, JR.,
Judge United States District Court
APPEARANCES:
(As heretofore noted:)
DON McCOY, RPR OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER 683-3668

PROCEEDINGS
(Whereupon, at 5:35 o'clock p.m., Court was reconvened, with the jury, and the following proceedings were held:)
THE CLERK: Mr. Foreman, has the jury agreed upon the verdicts.?
THE FOREHAN: Yes, we have.
THE CLERK: May I have them, please? (Court examining verdicts.]'
THE CLERK: Mr. LaRouche, will you please stand and face the jury.
Criminal No. 88-243-A, United States of America versus Lyndon LaRouche, Jr., defendant. We, the jury, find the defendant -guilty on Count I, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLETIK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count II, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty

on Count III, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1983.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count IV, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count V, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count VI, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies- and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count VII, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16
1988.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimoue verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count VIII, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLEKK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count IX, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JUKY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count X, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count XI, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1388.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.

THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count XII, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your
unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant
guilty on Couint XIII, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies- and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: Mr. LaRouche, would you be seated, please.
Mr. Wertz, will you please stand and face the jury?
Criminal No. 88-243-A, "United States, of America versus William Wertz, defendant.
We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on
Count I, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your
unanimous verdict?
THE JTJRY: Yes,
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count II, signed Buster Elorton, Eoreman, dated December 16, 1988.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict? THE JURY: Yes,
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count III, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 198 0.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count IV, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated .December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count V, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988,
Ladies and gentleraen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count VI, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes."

THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count VII, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your
nanimous verdict? 3 |] THE JURY: YeS.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty
on Count VIII, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is )ur *® unanimous: verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count IX, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1A8 8.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your
unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: vJe, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count X, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous1 verdict?

THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We,"the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count XI, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1388.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: Hr... WertZ/ will" you pleajje.have a seat.
Mr. Spannaus, will you please stand and face the jury.
Criminal No, 88-243-A, United States of America versus Edward Spannaus, defendant.
We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count I, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty gn Count : III, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count IV, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your

unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count V, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes:.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count VI, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen-, of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count VII, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 19.8 8.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your
unanxTaous verdiet?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count VIIT, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant

guilty on Count IX, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count X, signed Buster Horton, Foremanf dated
Deceiaber 16, 1588.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count xi, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16 ,19;88.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: Mr. Spannaiis, will you please have a
seat
Mr. Billington, will you please stand and face the j ury.
Criminal No. 88-243-A, United States of America versus Michael1 Billington; defendant.
We, the juryr find the defendant guilty on Count I, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is

your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury find the defendant
guilty on Count II, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 198 8.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK; He, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count IV, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant
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guilty on Count V, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: Mr. Billington, will you please be seated.
Mr. Small, will you please stand and face the jury.
Criminal No. 88-243-A, United States of America versus Dennis Small, defendant.
We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on

Count I, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count III, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury-, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count VIII, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16., 1988.
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Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous- verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count X, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 19.88.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: Mr. Small, will you please have a seat.
Mr. G , will you please stand and face7 the jury.

Criminal Wo. 88-243-A, United States of
America versus , defendant.
We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count I, signed Buster Horton, Foreinan, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLEHK: We, the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count IX, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
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THE CLERK: We., the jury, find the defendant guilty on Count XI, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 198 8.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: Mr. , will you pleas© be

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: He, the jury, find the the defendant guilty on Count VI, signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE CLERK: We, the jury find the defendant guilty
on Count VII", signed Buster Horton, Foreman, dated December 16, 1988.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is your unanimous; verdict?
THE JURY: Yes.
THE COURT: Any reguest that the jury be polled?
MR, MOFFITT: Yes, sir.
THE COURT: As your narae is called, will you answer in the affirrelative if these are your individual verdicts as well as your collective verdicts.
THE CLERK: Buster Horton.
THE JUROR Individual and
THE CLERK collective. Stephanie
THE JUROR Reger.
THE CLERK Individual and

THE JUROR collective. Regeanne
THE CLERK Woodworth. Individual and
THE JUROR collective, Maxine
THE CLERK Williams. Individual and
THE JUROR collective. Alicia
THE CLEHK Billker. Individual and
THE JUROR collective. Christine
THE CLERK. Rudolf. Individual and
THE JUROR collective. Pat Conner.
THE CLERK Individual and
collective. Barry Basham.
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THE JUROR: Individual and collective.
THE CLERK: Gregory Gordon.
THE JUROR: Individual and collective.
THE CLERK: VIcki Araujo.
THE JUROR: Individual and collective.
THE CLERK: Laura Bishop.
THE JUROR: Individual and collective.
THE CLERK: William Ortiz-Pagen.
THE JUROR: Individual and collective.
THE COURT: The jury is released and discharged.
It has been tough work being a juror. You have been attentive, conscientious, and the Court appreciates it. Yours is the most important job in the Court, more-important than mine Qr the lawyers. You have acguitted yourselves conscientiously, I ara sure.. I will no longer tell you that

you cannot read about, listen to, look at, or have read to you any account of the case, in case you are still interested in hearing any more about this case.
Whether you discuss it with, others is entirely up to you. But I suggest to you that you might want to be cautious about that. If your fellow jurors feel that what they say in the jury room is going to be told abroad, they will be less free in their expression within1 the jury room. Indeedf and in addition, it is improper for the
lawyers to approach you without first getting permission of the Court.
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Probation Office first thing Monday morning to make arrangements for an interview. Keeping their appointments with the probation Service is an added condition of their bond. That office is at 130 North Royal Street, on the second floor. I will ask counsel to direct their clients to that office.
MR. ROBINSON: Your Honor, on the guestion of the defendants' bond, we would ask the Court to consider again the reguest that the Government made at the time of arraignment, namely that the defendants be asked to surrender their passports and be subjected to the sort of travel restrictions ordinary in the case. I think at this point it would be sufficient to ask thein to restrain their travel to the. Eastern Disitrict of Virginia.
THE COURT: I am not sure all of the defendants are residents of the Eastern District of Virginia.

MR. ROBINSON: There may well be some exceptions to that. Judge.
THE COURT: I am not concerned with flight in these cases. I will not impose any additional restrictions on bond. I will, as I say, make a further condition of bond that the defendants meet their appointments with the Probation Service. Beyond that, I will not increase the bond. The same bond is continued. The defendants are recognized to appe.ar here at 9 o'clock on January 27 for imposition of
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sentence.
Court will stand adjourned.
(Whereupon, at 5:50 o'clock p.ra., Court was adj ourned.)

CERTIFICATE OF OFFICIAL REPORTER
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA )
) ss. CITY OF ALEXANDRIA ).
I, EDWARD DONOVAN McCOY, Registered
Professional Reporter and Official Court Reporter for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, appointed pursuant to the provisions of Title 28, United States- Code, Section 753, do hereby certify that I was authorised to report, and did so report in Stenotype, the foregoing proceedings;
THEREAFTER, my Stenotype notes were
reduced to typewriting under my supervision; and I further certify that the pages herein numbered contain a true and correct transcription of my Stenotype notes taken herein.
DONE and signed, this — day of

	in the City of Alexandria,

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