B-147538, MAY 18, 1962

B-147538: May 18, 1962

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LEON LEVY: WE HAVE YOUR LETTER OF APRIL 18. WHILE YOU WERE ENROLLED AS A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. WAS IN REPLY TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 10. SINCE THIS OFFICE IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT OTHER THAN THE FULL AMOUNT DUE THE GOVERNMENT. THIS REQUIRED THE SUBMISSION BY YOU OF A CERTIFIED OR CASHIER'S CHECK FOR THE AMOUNT OFFERED TOGETHER WITH A STATEMENT OVER YOUR SIGNATURE THAT IT WAS OFFERED FOR THIS PURPOSE. IF THE OFFER THEN WAS REJECTED YOUR CHECK WOULD BE RETURNED TO YOU. THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT WAS ADVISED THAT NO RESPONSE HAD BEEN RECEIVED FROM YOU IN REPLY TO OUR LETTER OF JANUARY 22. WAS REQUESTED TO TAKE ACTION. IT IS REGRETTED THAT YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 15. WAS NOT RECEIVED HERE WHICH WOULD HAVE AVOIDED FURTHER CONTACT WITH THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.

B-147538, MAY 18, 1962

TO MR. LEON LEVY:

WE HAVE YOUR LETTER OF APRIL 18, 1962, CONCERNING THE GOVERNMENT'S CLAIM AGAINST YOU IN THE AMOUNT OF $661.35, PLUS INTEREST AT 2 1/2 PERCENT, WHICH REPRESENTS UNPAID STUDENT WAR LOANS MADE TO YOU PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF PUBLIC LAW 647, 77TH CONGRESS, 56 STAT. 576, WHILE YOU WERE ENROLLED AS A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.

YOU ASSERT IN YOUR LETTER THAT THIS OFFICE WROTE TO YOUR EMPLOYER, THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE, CONCERNING THIS CLAIM CONTRARY TO YOUR REQUEST TO REFRAIN FROM SO DOING AND THAT YOU HAD REPLIED TO OUR LETTER TO YOU OF JANUARY 22 BY A LETTER AROUND FEBRUARY 15, 1962.

OUR LETTER TO YOU OF JANUARY 22, 1962, WAS IN REPLY TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 10, 1962, INDICATING YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SATISFY THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF YOUR DEBT ONLY BUT THAT YOU DID NOT DESIRE TO PAY THE INTEREST THAT HAS ACCUMULATED. SINCE THIS OFFICE IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT OTHER THAN THE FULL AMOUNT DUE THE GOVERNMENT, WE OUTLINED THE PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED BY YOU IN COMPROMISE CASES. THIS REQUIRED THE SUBMISSION BY YOU OF A CERTIFIED OR CASHIER'S CHECK FOR THE AMOUNT OFFERED TOGETHER WITH A STATEMENT OVER YOUR SIGNATURE THAT IT WAS OFFERED FOR THIS PURPOSE. THE CHECK AND OFFER WOULD THEN BE REFERRED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR CONSIDERATION AND YOU WOULD BE ADVISED OF THE ACTION TAKEN. IF THE OFFER THEN WAS REJECTED YOUR CHECK WOULD BE RETURNED TO YOU.

THE RECORDS OF THIS OFFICE FAIL TO INDICATE THE RECEIPT OF THE LETTER BY YOU ALLEGEDLY MAILED AROUND FEBRUARY 15 INDICATING YOUR DESIRE TO OBTAIN A DECISION ON THE COMPROMISE OFFER BEFORE SENDING THE REMITTANCE. CONSEQUENTLY ON MARCH 20, 1962, THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT WAS ADVISED THAT NO RESPONSE HAD BEEN RECEIVED FROM YOU IN REPLY TO OUR LETTER OF JANUARY 22, 1962, AND WAS REQUESTED TO TAKE ACTION, TO ASSIST IN COLLECTING THIS DEBT. IT IS REGRETTED THAT YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 15, 1962, WAS NOT RECEIVED HERE WHICH WOULD HAVE AVOIDED FURTHER CONTACT WITH THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.

YOUR RECENT LETTER INDICATES THAT THE QUESTION ALLEGEDLY CONTAINED IN THE LETTER OF FEBRUARY 15, WAS THAT YOU DESIRED A DECISION ON YOUR OFFER OF COMPROMISE BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR REMITTANCE. IT HAS BEEN THE POLICY OF THIS OFFICE TO REQUIRE DEBTORS INTERESTED IN COMPROMISING THEIR CLAIMS TO TENDER THE AMOUNT OFFERED BY A CERTIFIED OR CASHIER'S CHECK WITH THEIR STATEMENT THAT IT IS OFFERED IN SATISFACTION OF THE GOVERNMENT'S CLAIM. IF IT IS FINANCIALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR OFFER IN COMPROMISE UNDER THESE TERMS PLEASE FURNISH A STATEMENT OVER YOUR SIGNATURE EVIDENCING YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SATISFY THE INDEBTEDNESS BY THE PAYMENT OF THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF THE LOAN, $661.35. THIS LETTER SHOULD BE ADDRESSED THE CLAIMS DIVISION, UNITED STATES GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE, BOX 2610, WASHINGTON, 13, D.C. UPON RECEIPT THEREOF THE MATTER WILL BE TRANSMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR CONSIDERATION UNDER ITS COMPROMISE JURISDICTION AND YOU WILL BE ADVISED OF THE ACTION TAKEN. THE OFFER IS ACCEPTED YOUR CHECK IN PAYMENT THEREOF SHOULD BE RECEIVED IN THIS OFFICE NO LATER THAN TEN DAYS FROM DATE OF NOTICE THEREOF.

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