B-158454, MAR. 3, 1966

B-158454: Mar 3, 1966

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SALOME BENEDICT: WE HAVE RECEIVED AND CONSIDERED YOUR CLAIM. WE ARE UNABLE TO FIND FROM THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE GIVEN US SUCH ELEMENTS OF RESPONSIBILITY ON THE PART OF THE UNITED STATES AS WOULD GIVE US AUTHORITY TO REPORT THE CASE UNDER THE CITED ACT. WE ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY OTHER STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR MAKING AN AWARD UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVED. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR NATURALIZATION ARE FOUND IN TITLE 8 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE. IT IS A MATTER OF REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE FAVORABLE ACTION ON YOUR CLAIM.

B-158454, MAR. 3, 1966

TO MRS. SALOME BENEDICT:

WE HAVE RECEIVED AND CONSIDERED YOUR CLAIM, SUBMITTED BY LETTER OF JANUARY 22, 1966, WITH ENCLOSURES, FOR COMPENSATION FOR YOUR IMPRISONMENT OF 13 YEARS BY THE RUMANIAN GOVERNMENT ON CHARGES OF ESPIONAGE AND TREASON ARISING FROM YOUR COLLECTION AND TRANSLATION AT THE REQUEST OF UNITED STATES MILITARY AUTHORITIES OF MATERIAL FOR AN ARTICLE ON GERMAN WARTIME USES AND CONTROL OF RUMANIAN OIL INDUSTRIES.

UNDER THE MERITORIOUS CLAIMS ACT, 31 U.S.C. 236, THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL MAY REPORT TO CONGRESS A CLAIM WHICH CONTAINS SUCH ELEMENTS OF LEGAL LIABILITY OR EQUITY AS TO BE DESERVING OF THE CONSIDERATION OF CONGRESS. WHILE THE REPORTED CIRCUMSTANCES OF YOUR CASE AROUSE OUR SYMPATHY, WE ARE UNABLE TO FIND FROM THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE GIVEN US SUCH ELEMENTS OF RESPONSIBILITY ON THE PART OF THE UNITED STATES AS WOULD GIVE US AUTHORITY TO REPORT THE CASE UNDER THE CITED ACT. WE ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY OTHER STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR MAKING AN AWARD UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVED.

WITH RESPECT TO ACCELERATION OF YOUR UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP, THIS OFFICE HAS NO JURISDICTION IN THIS MATTER. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR NATURALIZATION ARE FOUND IN TITLE 8 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 1427.

IT IS A MATTER OF REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE FAVORABLE ACTION ON YOUR CLAIM.