B-80477, MAY 16, 1956

B-80477: May 16, 1956

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ESQUIRE: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR TELEGRAM OF MAY 2. THE UNITED STATES WILL RECEIVE THE SUM OF $235.97 OUT OF FUNDS WITHHELD FROM PAYMENT SINCE THE SUIT WAS FILED IN THIS CASE. INFORMATION INFORMALLY OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS TO THE EFFECT THAT THE STATED AMOUNT OF $1. 255.47 IS IN ERROR. THAT THE COMPROMISE WAS ACCEPTED ON THE BASIS OF THE PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT OF $1. UPON THEIR RECEIPT APPROPRIATE ACTION WILL BE TAKEN TO CONSUMMATE THE SETTLEMENT.

B-80477, MAY 16, 1956

TO MALCOLM R. WILKEY, ESQUIRE:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR TELEGRAM OF MAY 2, 1956, YOUR FILE 1 3785, ASKING US TO VERIFY TO YOU OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE OFFER MADE BY THE HOUSTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE TO COMPROMISE THE GOVERNMENT'S CLAIM AGAINST IT IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,351.32 FOR THE SUM OF $1,255.47, IT BEING STATED IN YOUR TELEGRAM THAT, ON THE BASIS OF THE FIGURES SET FORTH THEREIN, THE UNITED STATES WILL RECEIVE THE SUM OF $235.97 OUT OF FUNDS WITHHELD FROM PAYMENT SINCE THE SUIT WAS FILED IN THIS CASE.

BY LETTER OF APRIL 24, 1956, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ADVISED US THAT HE HAD ACCEPTED AN OFFER BY THE HOUSTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE TO COMPROMISE THE GOVERNMENT'S CLAIM FOR $1,255.47 TO BE DEDUCTED FROM FUNDS DUE THE SCHOOL IN THE HANDS OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION, THAT AMOUNT INCLUDING THE SUM OF $889.50, PREVIOUSLY COLLECTED.

INFORMATION INFORMALLY OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS TO THE EFFECT THAT THE STATED AMOUNT OF $1,255.47 IS IN ERROR, AND THAT THE COMPROMISE WAS ACCEPTED ON THE BASIS OF THE PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT OF $1,125.47, INCLUDING THE SAID AMOUNT OF $889.50. THIS LEAVES THE SUM OF $235.97 FOR COLLECTION, AS STATED IN YOUR TELEGRAM. BY LETTER OF MAY 7, 1956, THE CLAIMS DIVISION OF THIS OFFICE REQUESTED THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE AT HOUSTON, TEXAS, TO TRANSMIT HERE THE NECESSARY VOUCHERS TO EFFECT ADJUSTMENT, AND UPON THEIR RECEIPT APPROPRIATE ACTION WILL BE TAKEN TO CONSUMMATE THE SETTLEMENT.