B-121923, FEB. 5, 1957

B-121923: Feb 5, 1957

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ISIAH EATMAN: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED DECEMBER 17. YOU ARE ADVISED THAT DISPOSITION OF CRIMINAL LIABILITY DOES NOT SATISFY CIVIL LIABILITY. YOUR OFFER TO LIQUIDATE THE DEBT BY INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS IS ACCEPTABLE TO US AND YOU ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT WITH YOUR INITIAL PAYMENT A STATEMENT SHOWING THE AMOUNT YOU PROPOSE TO PAY EACH MONTH IN ORDER TO LIQUIDATE THE DEBT WITHIN THE ONE- YEAR PERIOD.

B-121923, FEB. 5, 1957

TO MR. ISIAH EATMAN:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED DECEMBER 17, 1956, CONCERNING YOUR INDEBTEDNESS TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE SUM OF $702. YOU SAY THAT SINCE YOUR ALLEGED WIFE SERVED A SENTENCE FOR HAVING RECEIVED THE MONEY IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THIS WOULD SATISFY THE OBLIGATION. IN THE EVENT THE OBLIGATION REMAINS UNSATISFIED, HOWEVER, YOU REQUEST PERMISSION TO LIQUIDATE THE DEBT BY INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS OVER A 12 MONTH PERIOD.

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT DISPOSITION OF CRIMINAL LIABILITY DOES NOT SATISFY CIVIL LIABILITY. SEE UNITED STATES EX REL. MARCUS V. HESS, 317 U.S. 537, 548, AND HELVERING V. MITCHELL, 303 U.S. 391. YOUR OFFER TO LIQUIDATE THE DEBT BY INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS IS ACCEPTABLE TO US AND YOU ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT WITH YOUR INITIAL PAYMENT A STATEMENT SHOWING THE AMOUNT YOU PROPOSE TO PAY EACH MONTH IN ORDER TO LIQUIDATE THE DEBT WITHIN THE ONE- YEAR PERIOD. PAYMENT SHOULD BE MADE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO "U.S. GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE" AND FORWARDED TO THE UNITED STATES GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE, POST OFFICE BOX 2610, WASHINGTON, D.C. ..END :