B-121967, JUL. 29, 1955

B-121967: Jul 29, 1955

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BATEMAN: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF APRIL 28. RESULTING FROM THE FACT THAT DEDUCTIONS WERE NOT MADE FROM HIS PAY DURING THE PERIOD FROM JULY 1945 THROUGH NOVEMBER 1946 FOR ALLOTMENTS AUTHORIZED BY HIM WHILE SERVING IN THE NAVY. THE MATTER OF YOUR SON'S INDEBTEDNESS WAS REVIEWED IN SOME DETAIL IN OUR LETTER TO YOU DATED APRIL 21. IN WHICH YOU WERE ADVISED THAT THERE IS NO BASIS FOR REMOVAL OF ANY PART OF THE CHARGE OF $398.75 AGAINST YOUR SON AND THAT HE SHOULD PROMPTLY REFUND THAT AMOUNT. AS WAS INDICATED IN OUR LETTER OF APRIL 21. IT IS NOT OUR PURPOSE TO QUESTION YOUR INTEGRITY. WHILE YOUR CONVICTIONS ADMITTEDLY ARE BASED SOLELY ON YOUR RECOLLECTION OF EVENTS WHICH OCCURRED SOME TEN YEARS AGO.

B-121967, JUL. 29, 1955

TO MRS. ALLIE T. BATEMAN:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF APRIL 28, 1955, RELATIVE TO THE INDEBTEDNESS OF YOUR SON, CHARLES R. BATEMAN, TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $398.75, RESULTING FROM THE FACT THAT DEDUCTIONS WERE NOT MADE FROM HIS PAY DURING THE PERIOD FROM JULY 1945 THROUGH NOVEMBER 1946 FOR ALLOTMENTS AUTHORIZED BY HIM WHILE SERVING IN THE NAVY.

THE MATTER OF YOUR SON'S INDEBTEDNESS WAS REVIEWED IN SOME DETAIL IN OUR LETTER TO YOU DATED APRIL 21, 1955, IN WHICH YOU WERE ADVISED THAT THERE IS NO BASIS FOR REMOVAL OF ANY PART OF THE CHARGE OF $398.75 AGAINST YOUR SON AND THAT HE SHOULD PROMPTLY REFUND THAT AMOUNT. NO REMITTANCE HAS BEEN RECEIVED AND YOUR LETTER OF APRIL 28, 1955, PRESENTS NO NEW INFORMATION BUT MERELY REASSERTS YOUR PREVIOUSLY EXPRESSED CONTENTION THAT YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THE CHECKS INVOLVED IN THIS MATTER.

AS WAS INDICATED IN OUR LETTER OF APRIL 21, 1955, IT IS NOT OUR PURPOSE TO QUESTION YOUR INTEGRITY. HOWEVER, WHILE YOUR CONVICTIONS ADMITTEDLY ARE BASED SOLELY ON YOUR RECOLLECTION OF EVENTS WHICH OCCURRED SOME TEN YEARS AGO, THE GOVERNMENT'S POSITION IS BASED ON DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE IN THE FORM OF RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY AND THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT WHICH INDICATE THAT THE CHECKS INVOLVED WERE IN FACT RECEIVED AND ENDORSED BY YOU. IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU MUST BE ADVISED THAT THE MATTER OF YOUR SON'S INDEBTEDNESS WILL BE REFERRED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR COLLECTION ACTION.