Assassination of Orlando Letelier

DescriptionOn 21 September 1976, Orlando Letelier, a leading opponent of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, was assassinated by car bombing, in Washington, D.C. Letelier, who was living in exile in the United States, was killed along with his work colleague Ronni Karpen Moffitt, who was in the car with her husband Michael. The assassination was carried out by agents of the Chilean secret police (DINA), and was one among many carried out as part of Operation Condor. Declassified U.S. intelligence documents confirm that Pinochet directly ordered the killing.
LocationWashington DC

Persons of Interest

File Photo Name Case Status Jurisdiction Charges
Bosch Avila, Orlando
Contreras Sepúlveda, Juan Manuel GuillermoConvicted
Diaz, Alvin RossConvicted
Novo Sampol, GuillermoConvicted
Novo Sampol, IgnacioConvicted
Paz Romero, Virgilio Pablo Guilty Plea
Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto José Ramón
Posada Carriles, Luis
Suárez Esquivel, José DionisioGuilty Plea
Townley, Michael VernonGuilty Plea
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