B-156648, MAY 19, 1965

B-156648: May 19, 1965

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THE FACTS IN YOUR CASE WERE FULLY SET FORTH IN OUR SETTLEMENT OF FEBRUARY 24. IN YOUR LETTER OF MARCH 10 YOU REFER TO $97 REPRESENTING PART OF THE CONSTRUCTIVE COSTS AND YOU SAY THAT YOU HAVE ONLY BEEN REIMBURSED $22.85 OF THIS AMOUNT BECAUSE AT THE TIME THE UNITED STATES HAD NOT RECEIVED A REFUND FROM THE AIR LINES. ISRAEL 2.00 12/12 TAXI FROM JERUSALEM TO TELAVIV 60.00 12/13 BUS TO AIRPORT - TEL AVIV 2.00 BUS TO HOTEL - ATHENS 3.00 12/14 BUS TO AIRPORT - ATHENS 3.00 TAXI TO HOTEL - ROME 7.50 12/18 BUS TO AIRPORT - ROME 5.50 BUS TO HOTEL - PARIS 6.00 12/19 TAXI TO AIRPORT - PARIS 9.00 BUS TO HOTEL - LONDON 4.00 12/20 BUS TO AIRPORT - LONDON 4.00 TAXI TO HOTEL - NEW YORK 7.50 12/21 TAXI TO AIRPORT - NEW YORK 6.00 TAXI TO HOTEL - COLUMBUS 2.20 12/22 TAXI TO AIRPORT - COLUMBUS 2.50 TAXI TO HOTEL - DAYTON 4.00 "TRAVEL FOR SELF FROM COLUMBUS TO WASHINGTON FOR CONSULTATION 1/15/62 TAXI TO AIRPORT - COLUMBUS 2.50 TAXI TO HOTEL - WASHINGTON 1.85 1/17 TAXI TO NEW STATE FOR MEDICAL APPT. 1.20 1/19 TAXI TO NEW STATE FOR MEDICAL APPT. 1.20 TAXI TO AIRPORT - WASHINGTON 1.85 TAXI TO HOTEL COLUMBUS 2.50 COST OF DELIVERY OF AIR FREIGHT FROM COLUMBUS AIRPORT TO HOME ADDRESS 3.96 MINUS TRAVEL CREDIT PAID ME ON VOUCHER 2213338 (22.85) NOTE: TRAVEL PAID WAS LIMITED TO $22.85 BECAUSE THIS MADE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAXIMUM TRAVEL ALLOWED AND THE SUPPOSED AIRPLANE TICKET COST.

B-156648, MAY 19, 1965

TO MR. PHILIP A. WALSH:

THIS REFERS TO YOUR LETTER OF MARCH 10, 1965, IN EFFECT REQUESTING RECONSIDERATION OF OUR SETTLEMENT OF FEBRUARY 24, 1965, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT BELIEVED DUE YOU INCIDENT TO TRAVEL FROM BANGKOK, THAILAND, TO DAYTON, OHIO.

THE FACTS IN YOUR CASE WERE FULLY SET FORTH IN OUR SETTLEMENT OF FEBRUARY 24, 1965, TO YOU, AND NEED NOT BE REPEATED HERE. IN YOUR LETTER OF MARCH 10 YOU REFER TO $97 REPRESENTING PART OF THE CONSTRUCTIVE COSTS AND YOU SAY THAT YOU HAVE ONLY BEEN REIMBURSED $22.85 OF THIS AMOUNT BECAUSE AT THE TIME THE UNITED STATES HAD NOT RECEIVED A REFUND FROM THE AIR LINES.

ON THE VOUCHER DATED DECEMBER 22, 1964, YOU RECLAIM THE FOLLOWING:

CHART

AMOUNT

"DATE NATURE OF EXPENSE CLAIMED

1961

12/5 TAXI FROM DELHI TO AGRA $32.00

12/6 TAXI FROM CAIRO TO GIZA 13.50

12/7 BUS TO AIRPORT - CAIRO 1.40

12/8 TAXI FROM JERUSALEM AIRPORT TO HEBRON 66.00

12/10 TAXI TO JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 2.00

12/12 TAXI FROM JERUSALEM TO TELAVIV 60.00

12/13 BUS TO AIRPORT - TEL AVIV 2.00

BUS TO HOTEL - ATHENS 3.00

12/14 BUS TO AIRPORT - ATHENS 3.00

TAXI TO HOTEL - ROME 7.50

12/18 BUS TO AIRPORT - ROME 5.50

BUS TO HOTEL - PARIS 6.00

12/19 TAXI TO AIRPORT - PARIS 9.00

BUS TO HOTEL - LONDON 4.00

12/20 BUS TO AIRPORT - LONDON 4.00

TAXI TO HOTEL - NEW YORK 7.50

12/21 TAXI TO AIRPORT - NEW YORK 6.00

TAXI TO HOTEL - COLUMBUS 2.20

12/22 TAXI TO AIRPORT - COLUMBUS 2.50

TAXI TO HOTEL - DAYTON 4.00

"TRAVEL FOR SELF FROM COLUMBUS TO WASHINGTON FOR CONSULTATION

1/15/62 TAXI TO AIRPORT - COLUMBUS 2.50

TAXI TO HOTEL - WASHINGTON 1.85

1/17 TAXI TO NEW STATE FOR MEDICAL APPT. 1.20

1/19 TAXI TO NEW STATE FOR MEDICAL APPT. 1.20

TAXI TO AIRPORT - WASHINGTON 1.85

TAXI TO HOTEL COLUMBUS 2.50

COST OF DELIVERY OF AIR FREIGHT FROM COLUMBUS

AIRPORT TO HOME ADDRESS 3.96

MINUS TRAVEL CREDIT PAID ME ON VOUCHER

2213338 (22.85)

NOTE: TRAVEL PAID WAS LIMITED TO $22.85 BECAUSE THIS

MADE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAXIMUM TRAVEL

ALLOWED AND THE SUPPOSED AIRPLANE TICKET COST.

HOWEVER IT WAS NOT UNTIL 21 MONTHS LATER AFTER

20 LETTERS THAT THE CONTROLLER CHECKED TO LEARN

THAT THE AIR FARE WAS ABOUT $700 LESS THAN

ORIGINALLY CALCULATED.'

THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE VOUCHER AFTER $22.85 WAS DEDUCTED WHICH YOU CLAIM WAS PAID YOU UNDER VOUCHER NO. 2213338 WAS $233.31. IT IS ALSO NOTED THAT UNDER VOUCHER NO. 2213338 YOU WERE PAID $15.06 FOR THE TAXICAB FARES FOR TRAVEL FOR YOURSELF FROM COLUMBUS, OHIO, TO WASHINGTON, D.C., AND $8.70 FOR TAXICAB FARES FOR YOURSELF AND FAMILY FOR DECEMBER 21 AND 22, 1961, AT COLUMBUS AND DAYTON. THIS LEFT A BALANCE OF $209.55. IN OUR SETTLEMENT OF FEBRUARY 24, 1965, TO YOU, IT WAS EXPLAINED THAT ANY EXPENSES INCURRED BY YOU FOR SIGHT-SEEING PURPOSES ARE CONSIDERED EXPENSES OF A PERSONAL NATURE AND ARE NOT FOR CONSIDERATION IN COMPUTING THE LIMITATION ON REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES. THEREFORE, THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS CLAIMED CANNOT BE ALLOWED:

CHART

DATE NATURE OF EXPENSE AMOUNT

1961

12/5 TAXI FROM DELHI TO AGRA $ 32.00

12/6TAXI FROM CAIRO TO GIZA 13.50

12/8 TAXI JERUSALEM TO HEBRON 66.00

12/10 TAXI TO JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 2.00

12/12 TAXI FROM JERUSALEM TO TEL AVIV 60.00

TOTAL $173.50

DEDUCTING THE $173.50 FROM THE $209.55 LEAVES A BALANCE OF $36.05 DUE YOU. THEREFORE, OUR CLAIMS DIVISION IS BEING INSTRUCTED TO ISSUE A SETTLEMENT IN YOUR FAVOR IN THE AMOUNT OF $36.05.